Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Work-related musculoskeletal and stress related mental health disorders are among the most common and costly workplace problems. In this subject, work-related determinants of health are reviewed within a broad, macro-ergonomics systems framework to develop an understanding of some of the mechanisms and pathways via which people's jobs and working environments can affect their physical and psychological health, safety and wellbeing, both positively and negatively. This subject enables students to develop their knowledge of the aetiology and potential prevention measures to reduce the incidence of complex health problems such as musculoskeletal and stress related mental health disorders.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJodi Oakman

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCan be taken as elective subject by students outside the Masters of Ergonomics, Safety and Health course, some additional readings will be supplied.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Appraise, synthesise and effectively communicate evidence on a range of issues relating to work-related MSDs and psychological health.
02. To critically evaluate evidence on a range of topics relating to the development and risk management of complex health problems in the workplace.
03. Implement evidence-based and effective preventive interventions to reduce the incidence of MSDs and stress-related mental health problems.
04. Critically analyse the efficacy of workplace interventions using evidence based theoretical knowledge

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodi Oakman

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 0 - 0
One 4.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Online learning package comprising six modules, each equivalent to 4 three hours of face-to face teaching per week.

TutorialWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Students will participate in online topic discussions, equivalent to 12 hours of tutorials.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Peer review comments on parts 1 & 2 of assignment

N/AOtherIndividualYes15 SILO1, SILO2

1 x 3000 word assignment (in 3 x 1,000 words parts) (60%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500-word reflective journal

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Participation in 2 online discussions (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4