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SLE720 - Risk Assessment and Control

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBH715

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Trevor Thornton
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SBH732, SQE722 and SEV710

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Note:

This unit is a wholly online unit; there will be no face to face teaching.

Content

This unit is to be delivered in a modular approach.  Students will complete a common core that provides students with an understanding of risk assessment and management principles.  Following this common core, students will, based on their enrolments select one of the following modules: environment and occupational hygiene.

Students will discuss selection of the module with the course coordinator.

Environment

This module provides a combination of theory and practical case studies, designed to provide students with the understanding and hands-on experience necessary to identify and address risks to healthy environments. This module includes: Case studies of urban, industrial, agricultural and/or natural environments at risk; the role of techniques such as indices of environmental health, epidemiology, toxicology and statistics in evaluating environmental and health concerns - data analysis and interpretation - the limitations associated with the various risk assessment techniques; approaches to risk management through policy, legislation, planning and management; risk management principles and planning; appropriate risk avoidance and minimisation for the case studies utilised; integration of risk management with environmental management principles.

This module is designed to enable environmental objectives to be identified and implemented within a broad range of industry sectors in line with ecological sustainability principles. Tools such as life cycle analysis and risk assessment, used to measure environmental performance will be described and opportunity provided to utilise these in the development of a site specific environmental management system. Systems that assist organisations meet environmental management requirements that are used internationally and within Australia will be examined as will the potential to link in with other management systems commonly used within organisations.

Occupational hygiene

This module uses a simulated (multimedia) workplace to provide experience of conducting a walk through survey, undertaking a risk assessment, communicating the results, designing an exposure monitoring exercise, and designing a control strategy including engineering and non-engineering controls.

Engineering

This module will enable students to understand risk issues associated with enterprises, understand the links between the environment and economics, understand how innovation and sustainable development may impact on each other, apply the principles of sustainable development within an enterprise, and recognise the benefits, and the costs, associated with risk management and sustainable development. The topics addressed include risk management, ecologically sustainable development, green design, economics and sustainability, and population and sustainability.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand the role of risk management  GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Integrate risk management with corporate management principles  GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Determine appropriate methodologies for conducting risk assessments  GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management 

ULO4

Identify sources of information and procedures for ecological and health risk assessments  GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management 

ULO5

Compare options and strategies for successful risk management programs   GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management 

ULO6

Monitor risk management outcomes  GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Individual risk assessment reports  One 1,200-word written report, and one 1,500-word written report 50% (20%, 30%) Weeks 5 and 9
Case study 2,500-word written case study report 50% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SLE720 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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