AINV13002 - Human Factors Investigation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide students with the opportunity to build upon their learning in Human Factors (HF) through the application of contemporary HF investigation tools and techniques to an accident case study. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their ability to interpret organisational factors and examine the nature of safety culture factors evident in the causation of major disasters.

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 There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

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 0%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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: Self reflection and student feedback
Feedback
Students requested additional assessment task details
Recommendation
Review assessment requirements guidance and grading rubric to increase clarity for students. Provide Zoom sessions on assessment requirements with more lead time before the assessment due date.
Action Taken
Each Assessment was supported by general guidance, FAQ and a grading rubric, co-located within the Moodle Assessment page. In class Zoom guidance was provided and focussed Zooms were offered for each assessment. The Grading rubrics were rewritten to simplify the requirements.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The inclusion of an Assessment and Moodle walk-through in Week 1 aided students introduction to the Unit
Recommendation
Continue including a Moodle and Assessment walk-through in the Week 1 Introduction.
Action Taken
A Moodle walk-through was included at Week 1.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Consolidated assessment guidance would make the requirements easier to understand.
Recommendation
Grading rubrics and Assessment guidance will be co-located on the Assessment Moodle page. A submission check-list will be prepared.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse accident case study through the application of contemporary human factors investigation tools and techniques.
  2. Derive and interpret organisational factors evident in the causation of major disasters by employing organisational factor analysis.
  3. Examine the nature and contribution of safety culture to accident causation.
  4. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to human factors investigations.
  5. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
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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
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1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment