Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to OH&S principles through a study of models, trends and relevant legislation. Topics address how changing work demands, patterns, structures and technology impact on worker health. Legal and ethical issues in OH&S, as well as workers' compensation and rehabilitation, are introduced. Dangerous goods, hazardous substances, privacy legislation, professional roles and ethics are presented within risk management and systems frameworks. This subject utilises online learning through LMS.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

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 conditionsN/A

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. Critically analyse and synthesise and apply complex theoretical concepts and models of health and disease.
02. Investigate, analyse and critically evaluate the impact of current and emerging work patterns, on the Australian workforce, and the related complex impacts and interactions of work demands and work arrangements on workers' health.
03. Investigate and critically evaluate the complex influence of technology on job design and organisational aspects of the workplace.
04. Critically analyse, apply and appraise the essence and principles of Australian work-health related policy. In particular to develop expert judgment regarding legislation concerning occupational health and safety, accident compensation, hazardous substances and dangerous goods, and equal opportunity and privacy.
05. Critically reflect upon, demonstrate expert judgment, analyse and apply boundaries regarding axioms of ethical positions that underpin professional decision-making and practice within an OH&S context. Demonstrate adaptability and responsibility in understanding of professional ethics.
06. Critically analyse, synthesise and integrate the application of complex holistic models of occupational health, prevention and rehabilitation in a real world context.
07. Critically analyse, synthesise and integrate the practical application of the ICF levels of functioning and disability to patterns of occupational disease, injury and sickness absence.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1-hour written exam covering modules 1-6 equivalent 1,000 words. Multiple choice & short answersN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO7
1-hour written exam covering modules 7-12 equivalent 1,000 words, Multiple choice and short answersN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO7
One 2,500-word individual assignmentsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Reflective journal/discussions on LMS (1000 words equivalent) hurdle requirement This will consist of a reflective journal entry for each module as well as contribution to four discussions throughout semester. Reflective journal entries and discussions are monitored and assessedN/AN/AN/AYes10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7