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Subject details

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of specific occupational health hazards to the analysis and design of work and work systems and effectively communicate these hazards to organisational stakeholders
  2. Apply knowledge of the inter-relationships of the workplace, workplace systems, environment and people and its impact on health and safety
  3. Assess the risk of injury/illness and assess factors that impede workplace performance and sustainability using human factors and ergonomics tools and/or methods
  4. Evaluate and recommend appropriate changes in work design to optimise the fit between human, work and organisational factors in order to minimise risks to health and safety and improve organisational performance and sustainability.
    • Introduction to Occupational Health and Wellbeing
    • Work Design Principles, Tools and Methods
    • Manual tasks
    • Office Ergonomics
    • Human Information Processing
    • Psychosocial Hazards - Occupational Stress
    • Psychosocial Hazards - Workplace Bullying
    • Occupational Violence
    • Shift Work and Fatigue
    • Wellbeing Programs
    • Return to Work Considerations
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • ACU-OHS612

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

ACU-OHSE601-Principles of OHSE Management , or ACU-OHS601
ACU-OHSE603-Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments , or ACU-OHS603
ACU-OHSE602-OHSE Management Systems , or ACU-OHS602
ACU-OHSE604-OHSE Law in Practice , or ACU-OHS604

Special requirements

No special requirements

This advanced subject covers the topics related to occupational health and wellbeing in organisations, emphasizing the principles of good work design and the integration of OHS, health promotion, and return to work systems. Topics cover common occupational health hazards such as manual tasks, psychosocial hazards (occupational stress, workplace bullying, occupational violence and shiftwork and fatigue) as well as basic principles for wellbeing programs and return to work.

Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

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