Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Many systems of work within organisations use hazardous substances which require controls to manage risks. In this subject students will examine the effects of hazardous substances on humans and risk management principles related to screening, monitoring and control of chemical, biological, radiation and neurotoxic hazards in the workplace, as relevant to OH&S professionals, using  risk management and OH&S 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. Analyse regulations for the investigation, management and control of hazardous substances and apply to varied workplace contexts.
02. Critically evaluate exposures to, and health impacts of, common chemical, biological and radiation hazards on workplace populations.
03. Analyse theoretical knowledge and evidence-based models of practice and apply to development and implementation of integrated strategies for assessment, monitoring and control measures for common hazardous substances.
04. Critically analyse and synthesize evidence based approaches to development and communication of screening, monitoring and management strategies for common hazardous substances in varied work contexts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 37 - 42
One 4.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online learning package comprising six modules, each equivalent to 4 hours of face-to face teaching per week

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students will participate in online topic discussions, equivalent to 12 hours of tutorials


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and handout (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One online exam (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3