OCHS13020 - Future Paradigms in OHS A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is Part A of a two-unit learning series which will provide students the opportunity to consolidate and practically apply all of the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed during their learning journey in the OHS course. In particular as related to analyses which draw on human factors, occupational hygiene, safety science and risk management knowledge. There is a specific emphasis on developing higher order skills and understandings which are representative of the holistic application of core skills that occurs when the professional understands the interaction between core disciplinary domains in solving complex problems. In addition, students will explore professional practice through the lens of futures methods and thinking, applied research methodology, project management and return on prevention analyses. During this unit (Part A), students will negotiate with an industry sponsor to complete project work during Part B of this unit series and will prepare appropriate documentation in readiness for approval. Students will create and submit a professional portfolio of their work.

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

Pre-requisite:- 48 credit point, including OCHS12002 Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Co-requisite:- OCHS13016 and either OCHS12019 or OCHS13008.

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 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney

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. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
2. Portfolio 70%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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 survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed the heavy industry sites visits in Gladstone.
Recommendation
Continue to hold this residential school in Gladstone and retain the suite of heavy industry site visits.
Action Taken
In the 2018 offering, the residential school was held in Gladstone and again included three very successful heavy industry site visits which involved authentic professional safety activities.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students felt that timetabling this residential school in later weeks of the term made the assessment deadlines more challenging.
Recommendation
Return this residential school to its previous time slot earlier in the term.
Action Taken
In the 2018 offering, this residential school was returned to earlier in the term. This aligns more effectively with the structure, learning outcomes and assessments of this unit.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed applying the practical skills during their site visits, but felt that the structure of the written reports could be streamlined.
Recommendation
Review the structures of the written residential school reports to ensure they are efficient and businesslike.
Action Taken
The structure of the written reports were reviewed and minor changes made. Students were given the scope of the reports and the assessment matrices were updated to clarify expectations.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Some students found the structure of the residential school challenging and rushed. They suggested that it be increased by 1 day to allow more time on some of the activities.
Recommendation
Maintain the residential school duration at five days and review the residential school timetable to ensure an effective balance of time between each of the different activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Some students requested additional clarification of the content and scope of the residential school presentation task.
Recommendation
Update the wording in the unit profile to provide greater clarity on the content and scope of the residential school presentation task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Residential School Feedback
Feedback
Students appreciate having a teaching team member support and guide each team during activities at the residential school.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that each team is supported by an industry-experienced teaching team member during heavy industry site visits.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Select and apply tools and techniques used to investigate and analyse human factors, occupational hygiene, accidents and other complex problems.
  2. Design risk management strategies for a variety of settings and communicate 'return on prevention' effectiveness.
  3. Evaluate the usefulness of futures methods to OHS related domains.
  4. Discuss contemporary problems and issues related to professional practice in OHS contexts and consider how applied research methods might be utilised to help solve the problem or issue.
  5. Lead professional OHS practice through effective project management and facilitation of teams.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio