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 - 2019

Online

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 evaluations of teaching

Feedback

Need for a zoom session to facilitate interaction with the cohort

Recommendation

Weekly Zoom sessions will be included in future offerings, in order to facilitate student engagement and interaction with the unit coordinator and with each other.

Feedback from Student evaluations of teaching

Feedback

Assignment information needs to be consistent across all platforms

Recommendation

The unit coordinator will ensure that all assessment information is consistent across all platforms before publishing the unit profile and finalising the unit Moodle site.

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.

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 - Welcome and Introduction Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Hello and welcome to the new 12-week course on Fatigue Risk Management.

WE WILL COVER:

Legal and political contexts of Fatigue Risk Management

How working hours have changed

Approaches to managing fatigue in various different industries

Strategies used to manage fatigue at an organisational level

Resources, tools and technologies available to integrate into a broader safety management system.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 - Working hours and approaches to fatigue risk management Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will be starting off the course by talking about working hours and approaches to fatigue management, beginning by giving some background to how fatigue management in Australia developed beginning in the 1980s.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 - Quantifying the Risk Associated with Fatigue Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will look further into Fatigue Management by examining how Fatigue Risk can be measure and quantified.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 - Examining the Effects of Fatigue Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will be looking closer at examining the effects of fatigue.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 - Legal and Political Contexts and Frameworks Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will examine the legal and political contexts and frameworks in which Fatigue Risk Management has developed.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Spring break

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Defenses in Depth Approach Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will examine the defenses in depth approach to fatigue risk management. Many organisations focus too much on developing a small number of risk controls to safeguard workforce, equipment and efficiency. A multi-layered approach to fatigue risk management can be much more effective.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 - Elements of a Fatigue Risk Management System Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will look at how you go about building a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). This is exactly your tasks for the course assessment, so this is a very important week for your course, but also for your experience and knowledge at work. In the future, you will be able to build your own FRMS and advise others using your experience.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 - Level 1 Fatigue Risk Controls Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will examine the first level of the Defenses in Depth Model, by looking at Level 1 Fatigue Risk Controls.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 - Level 2 Fatigue Risk Controls Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will cover the second level of the Defenses in Depth Model, looking at Level 2 Risk Controls. These include fitness for duty policies and models to examine sleep/wake.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment due

Your task is to build your own Fatigue Risk Management System for an existing or fictional business.
Due Monday 16 September

Week 10 - Level 3 Fatigue Risk Controls Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will cover the 3rd level of the Defenses in Depth Model, looking at Level 3 Risk Controls. These include many physiological, behavioural and subjective measurements used to assess fatigue.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Develop a Fatigue Risk Management System Due: Week 10 Monday (23 Sept 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Week 11 - Level 4 Fatigue Risk Controls Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will look at Level 4 Controls which are used to reduce Fatigue Likelihood and "Fatigue Proof" organisations. We will also take a look at some examples from several different industries.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 - Level 5 Controls, Reflections and Implications Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

This week we will cover the last level of the Defenses in Depth model, level 5 risk controls. We will also look back on the course and reflect on its implications for your future FRMS experience.


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment due

You are required to review several different Fatigue Risk Management Systems from those previously submitted. Thus, you are forming the review process for your colleagues FRMS documents!  It will also enable you to see the differences between different approaches and different grades and my feedback on them.

Due Monday 7 October

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

This week it’s time to look back on what you have learned, and to apply it in the last assessment, which is to review 2 other Fatigue Risk Management Systems as developed by other students in the course. You are to critically evaluate them based on what you have learned, and provide a report on each including its strengths, weaknesses and suggestions for improvement in the short and longer term.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review a Fatigue Risk Management System Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (14 Oct 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

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 course. 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 course 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.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Monday (23 Sept 2019) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Monday (7 Oct 2019)


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your submission will be assessed on the following criteria:

- Policy

- Training & Education

- Risk Assessment & Mitigation, levels 1, 2 & 3

- Monitor/ Review


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submitted online through Moodle.

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

In the final assessment for the Management of Fatigue Risk unit, you are required to review several FRMS's. To do this you will need to read the uploaded FRMS assignments 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 2-3000 word report report on these FRMS's 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 (14 Oct 2019) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (25 Oct 2019)

Feedback will be given on request after grades are posted.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your submission will be assessed on the following criteria:

- Policy

- Training & Education

- Risk Assessment & Mitigation, levels 1, 2 & 3

- Monitor/ Review


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submitted online through Moodle.

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?

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