6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
- First semester 2017 (Day)
- First semester 2017 (Off-campus)
Psychosocial effects of work on individuals is explained from a preventive viewpoint. Mental illness & its effect on employment, alcohol and drug use, disability discrimination, equal employment opportunity legislation, workplace health promotion & shift work are examined.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and evaluate varied situations where workers find it hard to cope;
- identify and analyse the causes of absenteeism and develop and implement appropriate management control strategies;
- communicate the underpinning principles of disability discrimination and equal employment legislation and practically apply them in workplace settings;
- develop, implement, and evaluate a health promotion program;
- implement evidence-based occupational drug and alcohol management;
- analyse the health effects of shift work and implement appropriate rosters and other strategies to minimise hazardous factors;
- reflect critically on theoretical models and concepts underpinning organisational psychology; and
- develop insightful and persuasive recommendations to improve workplace culture.
- Web-based tasks (25%)
- Assignment: outline (5%)
- Assignment: presentation (15%)
- Essay (2,000 - 2,500 words) (35%)
- 2 x Short answer tests (10% each)
Hurdle: Full attendance at unit block days.
6 hours off campus, self-directed learning per week, 4 hours teacher directed learning per week, plus 20 contact hours over 3 block days.
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