PUBH 7019 Occupational Health Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300391

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Description This subject focuses on the practice of occupational health within national and international frameworks. It explores issues such as the physical, social and mental impact of the occupational environment on health and includes the human body's response to occupational health hazard exposure through toxicological and epidemiological principles. Strategies for the management of occupational health are examined, together with methods of monitoring and evaluating occupational health programs.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Occupational Health and Safety

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYB 8273 - Occupational Health Management


Students must be enrolled in 3602 Master of Environmental Management, 3605 Master of Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management, 3606 Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management, 3607 Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management, 3647 Master of Science, 3648 Graduate Diploma in Science (exit only), 3649 Graduate Certificate in Science, 4651 Master of Health Science, 4652 Graduate Diploma in Health Science or 4653 Graduate Certificate in Health Science, 4681 Master of Health (Research Studies)/PhD, 4698 Master of Health Science, 4700 Graduate Diploma in Health Science, 4701 Graduate Certificate in Health Science, 4702 Master of Public Health, 4704 Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Assumed Knowledge

Recognition that WH&S procedures are legislatively required in the workplace and the ability to recognise the need to protect workers from harm in the workplace. Knowledge of the basics of WH&S Legislation as it applies in their country of origin.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Critically discuss the potential impact of current work health and safety issues or emerging issues on worker health and wellbeing
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the health and science knowledge and practice underpinning occupational health management
  3. Determine the needs of a given workplace to provide an environment that is not detrimental to the health of people entering that environment
  4. Determine the strategies required to implement improvement in occupational health of an organisation, including health promotion, health surveillance and rehabilitation
  5. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of occupational health programs in the workplace
  6. Demonstrate appropriate postgraduate skills in researching and academic writing

Subject Content

Safety Management
Risk Management
Safe systems of work
WHS Legal and Regulatory context
Safety culture
Safety management systems
International approaches to risk and safety management


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 1,500 words 30 N Individual
Professional Task 1 hour 20 N Individual
Professional Task 2,000 words 50 N Individual