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OCHS12001 - Introductory Occupational Health and Safety

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course examines the history and development of occupational health and safety as a discipline. The legislation governing workplace health & safety in Queensland will be introduced and the cost of occupational injury and disease discussed within the context of the key discipline areas. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the multiple causes of accidents. Students develop skills in preparation for conducting occupational health and safety surveys.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2014

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2014

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 5%
2. Written Assessment 65%
3. Examination 30%

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

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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.

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Teamwork by distance
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I recommend providing students with guidelines and expectations to help them develop their teamwork skills.
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Exam preparation
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I recommend making available practice exam questions to help students prepare for the exam.
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Assessment item worth 65%
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Weighting needs to be divided more evenly between assessment items.
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Textbook
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Enhancing Safety is too technical for this level course. The text should be replaced with one that provides a general overview.
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Course delivery - live, ISL and recorded lectures
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I recommend to continue the live delivery of lectures that are ISL'd to other campuses and recorded for distance students.
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Punctual lecture uploads
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I recommend and request continued swift turnaround of recording links from the IT department.
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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine the history and development of occupational health and safety
  2. Identify the legislation that governs workplace health safety in Queensland
  3. Describe the cost of occupational injury and disease
  4. Analyse case studies to determine the cause of workplace accidents
  5. Apply the principles of hazard control
  6. Identify the essential elements of occupational health and safety surveys and programs
  7. Discuss the key discipline areas in occupational health and safety

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology 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 - Examination