Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you are introduced to principles of Occupational Health and Safety through a study of models, trends and relevant legislation. Topics address how changing work demands, patterns, structures and technology impact worker health. Legal and ethical issues in OH&S and injury management, including workers' compensation and rehabilitation, are introduced. Regulation related to dangerous goods and hazardous substances, privacy, professional practice and ethics are presented within risk management and systems frameworks.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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 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, synthesise and apply complex theoretical concepts and models of health and disease to OHS practice.
02. Investigate and critically evaluate the impact of current and emerging work patterns, and technologies on the workforce, job design and worker health.
03. Effectively translate work-health related regulation and policy into practice.
04. Critically reflect on ethical dilemmas and boundaries in professional decision-making and practice across a variety of occupational health and safety contexts.

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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-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Participation in online topic discussions, equivalent of 12 hours of tutorials

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 4.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Online learning package, comprising 6 modules, each equivalent to a 4 hour lecture.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3-30 minute Multiple choice & short answers quizzes  equivalent 1,500 words.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo45 SILO3, SILO4

One 2,500-word individual assignments

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online discussions on LMS (500words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualYes10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4