Health at Work (BACH3147)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study provides a critical introduction to health at work in the Australian and international context. It examines the nature, prevalence, origins, and management of disease and injury in the workplace. Topics covered include the nature and distribution of occupational injury, ill health and disease in Australia; occupational injury and disease causation; and the roles of professionals, management and workers in prevention and management.

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Classes

1x2-hr lectures /week, 1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

One 2500 word essay (50%), one 1-hour exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Textbooks

Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. & Lamm, F. (2010). Managing occupational health and safety: A multidisciplinary approach (3rd Edition). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan

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