6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
- Second semester 2017 (Off-campus)
Introduction to principles & practice of ergonomics. Occupational hygiene as applied to physical hazards: noise, radiation, thermal environments & pressure effects.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and analyse the properties and effects of common occupational physical hazards;
- identify common occupational physical hazards and related risks and tools for risk quantification;
- identify when further expertise is required and refer appropriately to expert assistance;
- apply the principles of the 'hierarchy of controls' to the control of physical hazards, including communicating effectively to workers about the risks;
- conduct a simple ergonomic assessment using a systems approach to consider risks to workers from equipment, tools, environment and work design factors; and
- interpret the assessment results and develop and effectively communicate appropriate recommendations for risk controls.
- Web-based tasks (10%)
- Written assignments (45%) (Hurdle)
- Examination (30%)
- Multiple choice tests (15%)
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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