AINV20008 - Investigation of Human Factors

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide students with an advanced understanding of human factors investigation methods and models and the contemporary human factors, organisational and safety culture tenets which underpin effective accident prevention and investigation. This will include analysis and investigation of the role of the human in modern socio-technical systems and systems failures, human factors engineering and methods for investigating and analysing safety culture and its influence on the causation of accidents.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
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 1 - 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 Postgraduate 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 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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 evaluations and lecturer reflection
Feedback
Students loved the learning design of this unit including assessment, community of practice and supportive environment.
Recommendation
Continue with this learning design of this unit.
Action Taken
Continued with the learning design of the unit.
Source: Student evaluations and lecturer reflection
Feedback
Students felt challenged by some resourcing aspects of the unit this term.
Recommendation
Students noted resourcing challenges that had been unanticipated at the planning stage during the term. Assessment of resourcing levels should occur throughout the term to ensure the students have the very best learning experience.
Action Taken
Resourcing was monitored.
Source: Have Your Say Student Feedback.
Feedback
The weekly Zoom sessions were enjoyable and of great value.
Recommendation
Recommend keeping the weekly Zoom sessions to support student learning and peer engagement in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Student Feedback.
Feedback
Students wanted more detail on Assessment 2 and Assessment 3 and peer reviewing work much earlier in the unit.
Recommendation
Ensure that students understand the linkages across the assessment items and have a chance to peer review assessment work via the Zoom sessions earlier in the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Appraise the role that human factors has in accident causation.
  2. Critique and apply contemporary human factors investigation tools and techniques.
  3. Evaluate the contribution that organisational factors and safety culture have on accident causation.
  4. Recognise the shortcomings in applications of the "blame" and "no-blame" cultures and their impact on investigation.

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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment