Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2013 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr D Goddard


The psycho-social effects of work on individuals is explained from a preventive viewpoint. Mental illness and its effect on employment is considered. Also disability discrimination and equal employment opportunity legislation, employee assistance programs and workplace health promotion.


  1. demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of stress and how it can be managed;
  2. discuss the causes and management of absenteeism;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of disability and equal employment legislation;
  4. develop, implement, and evaluate a health promotion program;
  5. describe the principles of managing a drug and alcohol program;
  6. discuss the health effects of shift work and the design of rosters to minimise adverse effects; and
  7. describe the concepts underlying organisational psychology.


Web-based tasks (20%)
Assignments (40%)
Online test (10%)
Examination (30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

3 Block days

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