PMSC13008 - Evaluating Emergency Services Risks

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will prepare emergency services personnel to determine and quantify occupational risks, compare those risks between industries, agencies and occupations and to develop interventions to mitigate those occupational risks.

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 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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 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 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. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 60%

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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Previous Feedback

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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.

Source: Have your say student feedback.
Feedback
Two students reflected on the Moodle site, one liking the format of the Moodle site for this unit and the other student reporting that they found it hard to get use to the Moodle platform across multiple units as a new student.
Recommendation
Maintain a collapsed week format for this unit's Moodle site.
Action Taken
The collapsed week format was maintained for teaching purposes.
Source: Have your say student feedback.
Feedback
Students appreciated the support from the unit coordinator and the use of a weekly Zoom catch up to support student learning across the term.
Recommendation
Maintain a weekly Zoom lecture and catch up to support online student learning.
Action Taken
Zoom lectures were again offered to students to support their online learning.
Source: Have Your Say Student Feedback
Feedback
Two links on the Moodle site to material did not work and needed to be re-set.
Recommendation
That the unit coordinator to check all links are working prior to teaching commencing.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Student Feedback
Feedback
The Moodle set up for each week was easy to follow and the use of tick boxes for work completion was appreciated.
Recommendation
That the use of the Collapsed Week Moodle site format and the use of check boxes for students to track their work completions be maintained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse occupational injury and fatality rates
  2. Construct a minumum data set needed to calculate injury and fatality rates
  3. Appraise injury and fatality rates for a given population of emergency services personnel

No external accreditation applicable

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - 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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment