UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH5688 Introduction to Work Health and Safety

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers work contexts; legal aspects 1—work health and safety law; legal aspects 2—injury prevention and injury management; management systems—general; safety management systems; accident causation models and accident investigation; critical incident management; work health and safety (WHS) professional conduct; and corporate/social responsibility.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand and apply knowledge related to WHS laws as they apply in various work contexts; (2) understand and apply knowledge related to general risk management and safety management systems; (3) be exposed to various accident causation models and accident investigation techniques; (4) understand and apply knowledge related to critical incident management; and (5) gain knowledge related to professional and ethical conduct and corporate/social responsibility in a WHS environment.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a two-hour final examination; (2) written assignments; and (3) seminar participation/presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Tim Ackland (SSEH) and Professor Allan McKinley (CHEM)
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or (74530) Master of Work Health and Safety
Contact hours lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH5688/SEM-1/2017

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