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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

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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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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