This unit of study provides a critical introduction to health at work in the Australian and international contexts. It examines the nature, prevalence, origins, and management of disease and injury in the workplace. Topics covered include the distribution and impact of occupational injury, ill health and disease in Australia; different perspectives on occupational injury and disease causation; the effects of psychosocial factors and work organisation, and the roles of professionals, managers and workers in prevention and management.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
One 2500 word essay (50%), one 1-hour exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)