AINV11001 - Real World Investigation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students are provided with the opportunity to become a 'real world' investigator during this foundation unit. Through engagement with peers, lecturing staff and the socio-technical world around them, students will develop base skills in investigation ethics and philosophy, evidence-based practice in investigation forensics, and begin to understand the nature of accidents and disasters, and latent pathogens in socio-technical systems.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 10%
2. Portfolio 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment 30%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.11% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit evaluations and moodle posts
Feedback
Students really appreciate the assessment design in this course and find that having regular small assessment items help keep them focused on their study throughout the term.
Recommendation
Continue with assessment regime.
Action Taken
Assessment regime continued.
Source: Unit evaluations and moodle posts
Feedback
The flex students greatly appreciate live tutorials in addition to their lectures.
Recommendation
Enable zoom participation in the 'on campus' lectures and supplement with zoom tutorials.
Action Taken
Zoom was added to the 'on campus' lectures and students were given the opportunity to attend a Zoom tutorial after hours.
Source: Unit evaluations and moodle posts
Feedback
Students enjoy the fun and laid-back style of this course where students are able adapt the assessment to explore subject matter that is of interest to them.
Recommendation
Continue to promote learning through fun and interesting case studies.
Action Taken
The learning design was continued.
Source: Unit evaluations, moodle posts, Bachelor of Accident Forensics 5-year review student feedback and recommendations.
Feedback
While students found it unusual at first, they loved the ability to share drafts with the staff and their peers in their quest for a HD.
Recommendation
Continue to promote a community of practice in this course.
Action Taken
The learning design was continued.
Source: Unit evaluations and moodle posts
Feedback
The flex students greatly appreciate it when students studying internally use their microphones when answering the lecturer's questions and are mindful of any 'off topic chatter' or 'white noise' that might be recorded unintentionally.
Recommendation
Continue to provide guidance to students about classroom protocols and expectations so that we enable the best quality learning outcomes for all students. Provide extra staff in remote classrooms when able.
Action Taken
Guidance was given to students throughout the term on ISL and Moodle etiquette. Extra staff was provided in the Bundaberg and Brisbane classrooms most weeks.
Source: Student Moodle posts, learning reflections and evaluation comments.
Feedback
Students really appreciate the assessment design in this course and find that having regular small assessment items help keep them focused on their study throughout the term.
Recommendation
Continue with this assessment regime.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Moodle posts, learning reflections and evaluation comments.
Feedback
While students found it unusual at first, they loved the ability to share drafts with the staff and their peers in their quest for a HD.
Recommendation
Continue to promote a 'community of practice' learning experience in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Moodle posts, learning reflections and evaluation comments.
Feedback
Students enjoy the fun and laid-back style of this course where students are able adapt the assessment to explore subject matter that is of interest to them.
Recommendation
Continue to promote learning through fun and interesting case studies.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise that events can be analysed and interpreted in different contexts (e.g. disciplinary, socio-technical, cultural).
  2. Construct an argument based on classic logical form.
  3. Explain the principles of evidence-based practice.
  4. Describe the role of investigation in socio-technical contexts.
  5. Discuss the ethical implications of observed events.
  6. Recognise basic accident pathogen.
  7. Conduct a basic analysis of accident causation.
  8. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to real world investigations.
  9. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the beginning practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment