CQUniversity Unit Profile
OCHS13022 Management of Fatigue Risk
Management of Fatigue Risk
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General Information

Overview

Management of Fatigue Risk explores the physiological and psychosocial aspects of shiftwork with the goal of providing guidance for the management of the individual, organisational and community risks. Topics include the biological and psychological impacts of non-standard work hours, the contribution of work and non-work related factors to fatigue-related risk, and the regulatory environment surrounding the management of fatigue-related risk.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Some students requested additional detail in the marking criteria to assist them in completing the assessment.

Recommendation

In the next course iteration, additional exemplars and examples of previous feedback will be provided in Moodle.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the physiological and psychological consequences of fatigue.
  2. Assess fatigue-related risks associated with different working time arrangements and tasks.
  3. Analyse how working time arrangements mediate fatigue-related risk.
  4. Critique the regulatory environment surrounding the management of fatigue-related risk.
  5. Design appropriate fatigue risk management systems.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

There is no set textbook for this course. The reading material will be taken from the books and journal articles, most of which will be available through Moodle.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Drew Dawson Unit Coordinator
drew.dawson@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Welcome to Fatigue Management

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Working Hours and Approaches to Fatigue Management

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Quantifying the Risk Associated with Fatigue

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Examining the Effects of Fatigue

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Legal and Political Contexts and Frameworks

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Defenses in Depth Approach

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Elements of a Fatigue Risk Management System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Level 1 Fatigue Risk Controls

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Level 2 Fatigue Risk Controls

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Level 3 Fatigue Risk Controls

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Develop a Fatigue Risk Management System Due: Week 10 Monday (18 Sept 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Level 4 Fatigue Risk Controls

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Level 5 Fatigue Risk Controls, Reflections and Implications

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review a Fatigue Risk Management System Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (9 Oct 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Develop a Fatigue Risk Management System

Task Description

This is the main assessment for this unit. Your task is to build your own Fatigue Risk Management System for an existing or fictional business. You will need to use all of the discussions and unit materials to guide you through the important elements, and to develop a complete FRMS which provides protection for the business operations at the individual and organisational level. The FRMS will be reviewed by other students as part of the final assessment exercise.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Monday (18 Sept 2017) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (29 Sept 2017)


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

As a general rule, assessment criteria for all assessment items include:

  1. (90%) Content - includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
  2. (10%) References - includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the physiological and psychological consequences of fatigue.
  • Assess fatigue-related risks associated with different working time arrangements and tasks.
  • Analyse how working time arrangements mediate fatigue-related risk.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Review a Fatigue Risk Management System

Task Description

For the final assessment for the Management of Fatigue Risk unit, you are required to review another student's FRMS as completed for the previous assessment. To do this you will need to read the FRMS and consider all of the strategies and policies used to reduce fatigue risk, and to assess whether they are adequate and whether others/additional ones would be more appropriate. You will provide a report on the FRMS to outline the strengths and weaknesses of the system, as well as suggestions for improvement in the short and long term.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (9 Oct 2017) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (20 Oct 2017)


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

As a general rule, assessment criteria for all assessment items include:

  1. (90%) Content - includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
  2. (10%) References - includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Assess fatigue-related risks associated with different working time arrangements and tasks.
  • Analyse how working time arrangements mediate fatigue-related risk.
  • Critique the regulatory environment surrounding the management of fatigue-related risk.
  • Design appropriate fatigue risk management systems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?