UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5830 Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content This unit covers a range of topics, including accident causation, human factors, accident and incident analysis and prevention, job hazard analysis, safety climate, behaviour-based safety, resilience, work stress, safety measurement, and implementing safety management programs.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explore a wide range of factors that have been found to influence occupational health, safety, and organisational safety performance; (2) become familiar with ways to analyse and manage these factors; (3) decide which safety management program elements suit which organisation/situation; and (4) demonstrate their understanding of how to implement these.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) quizzes; (2) group assignment; and (3) individual assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Lisette Kanse
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
Contact hours face to face class/workshop sessions: 3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5830/SEM-2/2017
Note Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

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