SSEH5645 Workplace Injury Prevention and Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on the employment environment and employment laws relating to health, safety, injury management and injury prevention, the elements of a successful occupational safety and health management system, risk management and rehabilitation principles for workplace injury management.
Students are able to (1) explain the systematic basis of injury prevention and rehabilitation and (2) describe the psychosocial interactions that can affect rehabilitation, with respect to the benefits and
contraindications of exercise.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class quizzes; (2) written group assignment; and (3) individual case file. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Ackland and Associate Professor Rebecca Braham
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510);
the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
Contact hours
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.
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