Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the effects of hazardous substances on humans. The principles of screening, monitoring and control of chemical, biological and radiation hazards in the workplace, as relevant to OH&S professionals, will be explored. This information is presented within risk management and OH&S 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

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMERGD Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health or HCOSED Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety, Health and Ergonomics


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. Investigate, critique and demonstrate mastery of relevant regulation for the investigation, management and control of chemicals. Display adaptability and responsibility in various workplace contexts.
02. Investigate, critically evaluate and display expert judgment of the potential health impact of common chemical, biological and radiation hazards on workplace populations.
03. Utilise and integrate complex theoretical knowledge for evaluation of the risks associated with a selection of the following on workplace populations: common chemicals, biological and radiation hazards.
04. Critically analyse, synthesise and communicate in an adaptable and responsive manner, information about screening, monitoring and management issues relevant to common hazardous substances.
05. Design and integrate strategies for implementation of appropriate assessment, monitoring and control measures relevant to common hazardous substances, based on theoretical knowledge of risk management principles and appropriate control measures.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 0 - 0
One 3.00 h problem based learning per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Abstract, presentation and handout (2,000-word equivalent) Undertaken in pairsN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1,500-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Two learning tasks (500 word equivalent) Hurdle Requirement: Hurdle tasks (all must be successfully completed)N/AN/AN/AYes10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 60 minute quiz (1,000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4