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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ruth Stuckey


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 Ruth Stuckey

Contact hours

3 block days

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