SSEH5645 Workplace Injury Prevention and Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or 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.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.