AINV12002 - Accident Phenomenology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide students with the basis for explaining the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice. On completion, students will be able to explain the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of key theoretical accident causation models and apply the models to accident scenarios.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
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. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. Written Assessment 50%

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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.41% 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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Questions and queries were answered promptly and assisted with understanding concepts or requirements.
Recommendation
Maintain the level of collaborative tutoring and marking to ensure prompt responses.
Action Taken
Although no tutor was engaged in the 2019 offering of this unit, the unit coordinator and the external marker ensured that all questions and queries were promptly responded to.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The unit was very informative, with clear expectations and enough flexibility for those of us who are distance students balancing FT work with young families and study.
Recommendation
Maintain the same presentation style and expectations.
Action Taken
The same presentation style and expectations was maintained in the 2019 offering
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Headings on the weeks in Moodle only had the topic heading, and not weeks or dates which sometimes was confusing.
Recommendation
Ensure that the week number and/or date is in the heading when using the collapsed week format.
Action Taken
Week numbers were included in the 2019 offering.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The Moodle layout was concise and easy to navigate.
Recommendation
Maintain the same Moodle presentation style.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The feedback given from assignments was extremely detailed and constructive
Recommendation
Maintain the detailed assignment feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The assessment questions may benefit from more simple wording in order to assist with understanding the requirements
Recommendation
All assignments for this unit are being reviewed with respect to content and explanation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice.
  2. Use accident causation models to establish accident causation factors.
  3. Apply accident causation models to contemporary accident case studies.
  4. Evaluate the application and effectiveness of accident causation models.
  5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident phenomenology.
  6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical 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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment