AINV20010 - Crash Lab Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit students will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in planning, conducting, managing and leading multidisciplinary accident investigations which utilise advanced accident analysis methods and models, contemporary simulation and reconstruction programs and methods while delivering investigation reports appropriate for submission as expert witness reports for a court or government. All students are required to attend a residential school at the CQUniversity Forensic Accident Investigation Laboratory at the Bundaberg campus.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 20%
2. Portfolio 30%
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 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 75% 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
Guest lecturers in the various domains provided great content and discussion.
Recommendation
Continue to use the specialist lecturers when exploring the different domains.
Action Taken
Specialist lecturers continued to be used when exploring the different domains. Students enjoyed the involvement of specialists.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Further extend the Crash Lab Scenarios and suite of artefacts, so that the learning is even richer.
Recommendation
Continue to acquire more artefacts and develop new in-depth scenarios, as per the long term development plan.
Action Taken
The Crash Lab Precinct continues to develop as new artefacts arrive. Additional scenarios were implemented in 2017.
Source: Residential School Feedback
Feedback
Students found the collection of quantities of evidence during the residential school scenarios challenging and time consuming.
Recommendation
Ensure appropriate quantities of evidence at individual scenarios.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students identified the need to further develop the depth of learning in investigation skills.
Recommendation
Describe more clearly the ways in which learnings in this unit build on learnings from previous units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Residential School Feedback
Feedback
Students requested further exposure to advanced mapping technology.
Recommendation
Provide additional opportunities to observe and use advanced mapping technology.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan, execute and evaluate a detailed accident investigation involving appropriate accident analysis simulation and/or reconstruction methods.
  2. Analyse accident investigation reporting paradigms associated with the various investigation domains.
  3. Prepare an accident investigation report appropriate for submission as an expert witness report for a court or government.
  4. Demonstrate individual initiative and effective teamwork and collaboration skills in multidisciplinary investigation teams.
  5. Lead and manage investigation teams.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment