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MPH2041 - Occupational health and safety management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr D Fish


Alfred Hospital First semester 2007 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The effects and human cost of occupational disease and injury, occupational health and safety law, worker's compensation, negligence, occupational rehabilitation, equal employment opportunity and disability discrimination, OHS management, unions and employer organisations.


This unit aims to provide an introduction to occupational health and safety management. On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. discuss the human and economic cost and causes of workplace injury and death;
  2. describe the legal framework of OHS, including the roles of:
    1. Robens type legislation;
    2. OHS representatives;
    3. OHS committees;
    4. worker's compensation;
    5. common law;
    6. unions;
  3. describe various injury models;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of OHS and rehabilitation program and service management;
  5. effectively communicate in writing and in small groups;
  6. describe the roles of various persons in management of OHS.


Web-based tasks 10%
Assignments 50%
Examination 40%

Contact hours

15 contact hours over 2 days

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

15 contact hours over 2 days