Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)


Introduction to principles & practice of ergonomics. Occupational hygiene as applied to physical hazards: noise, radiation, thermal environments & pressure effects.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. describe the properties and effects of common physical hazards;
  2. conduct simple measurements related to physical hazards and interpret the results;
  3. describe control measures as applied to physical hazards;
  4. conduct an ergonomic assessment;
  5. describe the health related impacts of global changes.


Web-based tasks 10%
Written assignments 45%
Examination 30%
Multiple Choice tests 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr D Fish

Contact hours

20 contact hours over 3 days

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: