Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, work-related determinants of workers' health are reviewed within a broad, macro-ergonomics systems framework. Students will have the opportunity 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. Within this framework, the aetiology of a range of the most commonly occurring occupational injuries and diseases, both in Australia and internationally, will be reviewed. Students will be able to select particular geographical regions and types of occupational injuries/diseases for more in-depth study.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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. Analyse and interpret data on common occupational injuries and diseases
02. Critically analyse and evaluate a range of theoretical models describing work-related predictors of health
03. Clearly and effectively communicate evaluations of a range of complex issues concerning work and its impact on health
04. Investigate, analyse and evaluate the relationship between workload and work-related performance
05. Investigate, analyse and evaluate the relationship between fatigue and its impact on error and performance

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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-ordinatorVictoria Weale

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.
A range of materials will be provided via on-line.

TutorialWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h tutorial per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Participation in weekly online discussions, equivalent of 12 hours of tutorials.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 500-word written reportN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Participation in online discussions (equivalent to 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3
Four online quizzes, each equivalent to a 20-min exam (equivalent to 1200 words) At least 2 online quizzes must be satisfactorily completed to ensure sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to meet professional standardsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2,500-word written report A mark of at least 50% must be attained for the report to ensure sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to meet professional standardsN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5