AINV13003 - Crash Lab Project 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide students the opportunity to consolidate and apply all of the accident investigation and analysis theory studied in the Accident Forensics course to a real accident scenario. Learners will take a leadership role in planning and conducting a detailed accident investigation. Post investigation the learner will be required to analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.

Details

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

Prereq: AINV11001 Real World Investigation and AINV11002 Socio-technical Systems and AINV12001 Investigation Methods Practice and AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology and AINV12003 Accident Forensics and coreq: AINV13001 Accident Analysis

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

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. Practical and 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.54% 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: Feedback from students during residential school.
Feedback
Ensure the background scene knowledge of the witnesses is confirmed before they are placed in the field for interview by students.
Recommendation
Engage witness role players prior to the residential school and allow time to learn scenario to a higher standard.
Action Taken
In future the role players will be provided with the scenario in advance to enable them to be more knowledgeable about the scene. In 2020, lecturers played the roles of the witnesses, providing evidence via Zoom. This was due to the cancellation of the residential schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: Personal observation
Feedback
Volunteer witnesses are enthusiastic, but their enthusiasm and inexperience may lead them to improvise away from scenario content.
Recommendation
Engage witness role players prior to the residential school and allow time to learn scenario to a higher standard. Acting out of the scenarios with the witnesses prior to the residential school will provide a better outcome.
Action Taken
In future role players for the scenarios will be engaged prior to the residential school to act out the scenarios. This will allow them to have a better understanding of the role they play in the scenario based learning by the students. In 2020, lecturers played the roles of the witnesses, providing evidence via Zoom. This was due to the cancellation of the residential schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: Personal observation
Feedback
Students need to be more aware of the variability of real-world witness responses under stressful situations
Recommendation
Include teaching material in the witness interview module about witnesses under stress.
Action Taken
Material has been added to the interview module to include witnesses under stress or in shock.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the use of SCENE2GO software that allowed the use of immersive technologies from the students' own computer.
Recommendation
Include immersive technologies in future offerings of this unit to prepare students for the residential schools.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the introduction to the various technologies now used in the area of accident investigation
Recommendation
Continue to provide information and exposure to the contemporary technological methods used in accident investigation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.
  2. Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.
  4. 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
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Practical and 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
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 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment