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TM5540 - Public Health and the Workplace

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

This subject focuses on the practice of public health within national and international frameworks. It explores the impact of the occupational environment on health, including public health, and reviews various occupational health hazards in industry. Possible health management strategies are also examined.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history and basis for practice of public health in the workplace in Australia and within the global context, including relevant legislation and guidelines;
  • Understand the impact of the occupational environment;
  • Understand the various types of occupational health hazards in industry and understand the various types of health hazards in the workplace;
  • Understand the causation and methods of prevention for various important environmental and occupational injuries and diseases;
  • Appreciate and apply various health strategies for the management of environment and occupational health issues, including hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control and review.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Richard Franklin, Professor Peter Leggat
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Richard Franklin.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - On-line
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: other exams (75%); assignments (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.