AINV13001 - Accident Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit students should be able to explain the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of key theoretical accident analysis, simulation and reconstruction models. These students should also be able to apply the models to complex accident scenarios.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology and 48 units of credit

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
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. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 39.13% 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: Student feedback
Feedback
Students found the unit a good contribution to their developing professional practice.
Recommendation
Developing the skills of professional reporting will remain a focus for the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle site forums and student feedback
Feedback
Some students were challenged by the physics components of the accident reconstruction assessment.
Recommendation
Continue to provide additional support to students as requested.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback and eMails
Feedback
Positive feedback on course structure and content
Recommendation
The focus on understanding and constructing an event tree is seen as a valuable skill for professional practice
Action Taken
There was a deal of emphasis given to this aspect of the unit.
Source: Student feedback and eMails; staff discussion
Feedback
Use of accident reconstruction and visualisation software
Recommendation
A change in the licencing arrangements for the use of software packages could be of benefit in enabling access to the programs on a more frequent basis. Present arrangements allow software to be used in computer laboratory in Bundaberg only. Making licences available to students elsewhere would improve the student experience with the software.
Action Taken
The cost of ARAS software in prohibitive under the present arrangements. In this term, the students were asked to critically evaluate two commercially available packages. Most did that well but some did not address the issue at all. Consideration by the whole team is needed to consider putting the survey, simulation, and physics components together.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Introduce a regular collaborate session in addition to the lectures and tutorial sessions to allow flex students an opportunity to interact with lecturers and each other to ask questions, discuss common issues, problems and solutions.
Recommendation
Establish a regular collaborate session for student and lecturer interaction purposes.
Action Taken
Collaborate sessions offered and held on request. There was an increase in personal tutorials.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Assignment tasks were not explained until late in the term
Recommendation
Assignment tasks were actually described in detail in the first collaborate session in week 2. However, moodle statistics indicate a concerning number of students did not view the recording or attend the live session. There is a need in future courses to include a link to the location of the detailed assignment task explanation in the learning resources box in moodle as well as in a news forum post to ensure the link is emailed to each enrolled student
Action Taken
Assignment tasks were emphasised throughout the course.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Review content delivery methods for this course with a view to re-introducing recorded ISL lectures
Recommendation
Review content delivery methods for third year AINV courses with a view to re-introducing recorded ISL lectures where appropriate.
Action Taken
No specific action taken, but delivery of material was increased at the student level through emails and phone calls. There is room to consider a residential school component in this course.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the benefits, features and application of accident analysis models.
  2. Reconstruct accident causation sequences using contemporary methods of reconstruction and simulation.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident analysis.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development at an advanced level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment