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 Second semester 2013 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr R 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 ergonomic and physical hazards and interpret the results;
  3. demonstrate the use of an hierarchical approach to controlling hazards and risk;
  4. conduct an workplace risk assessment using a systems model;


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

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

3 block days

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