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MPH2041

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms R Stuckey

Synopsis

The effects and human cost of occupational disease and injury, occupational health and safety law, worker's compensation, negligence, occupational rehabilitation, historical achievements and challenges, international and national organisations.

Objectives

This unit aims to provide an introduction to occupational health and safety. On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. discuss the human and economic cost and causes of workplace injury and death;
  2. describe the legal framework of OHS, including the roles of:
    1. Robens type legislation;
    2. OHS representatives;
    3. OHS committees;
    4. worker's compensation;
    5. common law;
    6. unions;
  3. describe various injury models;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of OHS and rehabilitation program and service management;
  5. describe the nature and function of national international OHS organisations;
  6. describe some of the achievements and future challenges of OHS.

Assessment

Web-based tasks 20%
Assignments 50%
Examination 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr R Stuckey

Contact hours

15 contact hours over 2 days

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad