Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2012 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr R Stuckey


Introduction to principles & practice of ergonomics. Occupational hygiene as applied to physical hazards: noise, radiation, thermal environments & pressure effects.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. describe the properties and effects of common physical hazards;
  2. conduct simple measurements related to ergonomic and physical hazards and interpret the results;
  3. demonstrate the use of an hierarchical approach to controlling hazards and risk;
  4. conduct an workplace risk assessment using a systems model;


Web-based tasks (10%)
Written assignments (45%)
Examination (30%)
Multiple Choice tests (15%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rwth Stuckey

Off-campus attendance requirements

3 block days

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