AINV13003 - Crash Lab Project 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide students the opportunity to consolidate and apply all of the accident investigation and analysis theory studied in the Accident Forensics course to a real accident scenario. Learners will take a leadership role in planning and conducting a detailed accident investigation. Post investigation the learner will be required to analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: AINV11001 Real World Investigation and AINV11002 Socio-technical Systems and AINV12001 Investigation Methods Practice and AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology and AINV12003 Accident Forensics and coreq: AINV13001 Accident Analysis

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion Pass/Fail
2. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
It was suggested that students would find it helpful if the residential school session of one-on-one tutoring in the development of preliminary event trees was extended. Have Your Say Survey Continue to provide extended individual support in event tree development both during and after the residential school.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.
  2. Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Discussion    
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence  
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Group Discussion    
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAllison Hutton (a.hutton@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Module 1

Lecture: Introduction and Course Overview

Tutorial : Applying What You Know

Discussion Assessment Q1 available

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 1 : Scene Management

Tutorial : Legal Professional Privilege & Media Management

Week 3 20-03-2017

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 2 : Digging Deeper

Tutorial : Asking Questions

Discussion Assessment Q1 due (20 March 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 2 : Collating the Data - What are your facts?

Tutorial : Putting RWI and STS to work

Discussion Assessment Q2 available

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 3 : Collating the Data - Creating logic diagrams

Tutorial : Building a logic diagram from facts

Discussion Assessment Q3 Available

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Discussion Assessment Q2 due (10 April 17) 09:00 hrs AM AEST

Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 3 : Final Crash Lab Preparations

Lecture 1 : Are you ready?

Tutorial : Leading Teams

Discussion Assessment Q4 available

Week 7 24-04-2017

Residential School : 24 April - 28 April

Discussion Assessment Q3 due (24 April 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Residential School 2-6 Mar, Bundaberg Crash Lab

Portfolio assessed during Res School


Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 2 : Review of AINV Material

Lecture 4 : Collating the Data - Filling in the gaps

Tutorial : Mind the logic gap

Online submission of res school materials (risk assessment and presentation slides) due (8 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Crash Lab Activities & Portfolio Due Monday (01 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 4 : Conducting your Accident Analysis

Lecture 1 : Developing your Preliminary Analysis

Tutorial : Analysing with an HF lens

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 4 : Conducting your Accident Analysis

Lecture 2 : Narratives & Reflections

Tutorial : Road Testing your Logic Diagram

Discussion Assessment Q4 due (15 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Preparing for the crash lab and analysis Due Monday (15 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017
Week 12 29-05-2017

Accident Analysis (Diagrams & Narrative) & Reflection due (20 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Accident Analysis Due Monday (29 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Preparing for the crash lab and analysis
Task Description

During the Crash Lab Project residential school, students will work in investigation teams to investigate a series of accidents. Each student will lead one team and work as a team member on a number of teams led by other students.

You will be accountable for the integrity of the investigation in which you are the leader. This includes responsibility for:

  • Managing your investigation team
  • Safety at the accident scene
  • Preservation of the the accident scene
  • Gathering and continuity of evidence
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Identifying and collecting documentary and other evidence
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate logs
  • Initial analysis of the accident
  • Initial preparation of the applicable logic diagrams

In this assessment task, your lecturer will start discussions in Moodle which will continue throughout the term, exploring each of these topics. These discussions will help you to prepare for the Crash Lab residential school and to start the analysis of your accident. Four specific discussion questions will be posted, you must participate in all four of these discussions. In each thread you must post your own submission and respond constructively to at least one other student's post.

More details about this assessment and the discussion questions themselves will be posted on the Moodle site throughout the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Question 1 due 0900 Mon 20 Mar; Question 2 due 0900 Mon 10 Apr; Question 3 due 0900 Mon 24 April; Question 4 due 0900 Mon 15 May
Return Date to Students Two weeks after the submission date
Weighting Pass/Fail
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must pass all four discussion questions to pass this assessment.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Post your submission and response in the Discussion Thread provided in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Crash Lab Activities & Portfolio
Task Description

During the Crash Lab Project residential school, students will work in investigation teams to investigate a series of accidents. Each student will lead one team and work as a team member on a number of teams led by other students.

You will be accountable for the integrity of the investigation in which you are the leader. This includes responsibility for:

  • Managing your investigation team
  • Safety at the accident scene
  • Preservation of the the accident scene
  • Gathering and continuity of evidence
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Identifying and collecting documentary and other evidence
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate logs
  • Initial analysis of the accident
  • Initial preparation of the applicable logic diagrams

Your practical application of the relevant theory will be assessed during the residential school against each of these subject areas. You and your team will collect evidence throughout the residential school. We will verify your understanding of your collected evidence Portfolio at the end of the residential school.

In addition, you will be required to prepare and deliver a presentation, supported by Powerpoint and other relevant artefacts, that describes your investigation, your preliminary analysis, including your preliminary logic diagrams.

There will be four parts to this this assessment:

Part A : Preparedness

  • Crash Kit Assessment
  • Risk Assessment

Part B : Advanced Scene Management and Evidence Collection

  • Accident Scenario - Team Leader Assessment
  • Collected evidence Portfolio

Part C : Initial Analysis

  • Verbal Presentation supported by visual materials

Part D : Professionalism

  • Throughout the residential school, students will be assessed on their ability to apply professional approaches to all activities.

The majority of the assessment will be completed during the residential school. Your completed Powerpoint presentation and risk assessment should also be uploaded into the applicable assessment lodgement area in Moodle by 0900 hours on the Monday following the residential school.

NOTE: In order for all students to satisfactorily complete this assessment, it will be necessary for students in the investigation teams to share their collected evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc with their team leader/s in a timely fashion. To facilitate this, students should each bring an appropriate USB stick to the Residential School to facilitate the transfer of files.

Failure to share with your team leader (your evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc collected during the investigation activities at the residential school) in a timely fashion, will result in your failure of this assessment task.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Assessment of the majority of this assessment task will take place during the residential school. Submission of your risk assessment and presentation slides will be via Moodle, immediately after the residential school
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Within 3 weeks of submission date
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include:


1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Detailed assessment will be provided during the term.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must be graded Pass in all core skills: scene management, photography, mapping, witness interviewing and professionalism; during the Residential School, to pass this assessment. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Risk assessment and presentation slides shall be submitted via Moodle immediately after the Residential School

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.

2. Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Accident Analysis
Task Description

PART A (40%)

During the Crash Lab Project residential school each student will have lead an investigation team.

For this assessment task you must:

  • Obtain copies of all the relevant physical and documentary evidence, photographs, logs, interview statements etc collected by the members of your investigation team as part of the investigation in which you were team leader
  • Develop your analysis of the accident and logic diagrams which were commenced during the residential school
  • Prepare a preliminary analysis, including a narrative of causation which aligns with the causation logic of your logic diagrams.

Assessment

The grade for this Assessment task accounts for 40% of the total assessment for this course.

Your submission for the preliminary analysis will include:

  • Timeline
  • PEEPO
  • Event Tree
  • Causation Narrative
  • Evidence Logs
  • Photographic Logs and Photos
  • Maps
  • Witness statements and/or records of interview

Your report will be assessed on the comprehensiveness of your:

  • Description of the accident
  • Analysis of the evidence, including the logic and comprehensiveness of your logic diagrams
  • Alignment between the written causation narrative and the causation logic relationships of your logic diagrams
NOTE: In order for all students to satisfactorily complete this assessment, it will be necessary for students in the investigation teams to share their collected evidence, artefacts, photos, maps, documents, records and logs etc with their team leader/s in a timely fashion. To facilitate this, students should each bring an appropriate USB stick to the residential school to facilitate the transfer of files.

Failure to share your relevant evidence and materials with your team leader/s in a timely fashion will result in your failure of this assessment task.

PART B (10%)

You will be required to reflect on your preparedness for professional practise. For Part B of this assessment task, you are required to:

  • Reflect on your learning in the program to date.
  • Complete a self assessment of your Part A report (using criteria provided by your lecturer).
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to each of the crash lab activities (eg evidence collection, logic diagrams etc).
  • Explain how you will address any shortcomings prior to your industry placement.

You are free to present this Part B of the assessment in the format of your choice.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include:


1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this assessment, students must be graded Pass in all core skills: causation narrative and logic diagrams. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Plan and conduct a detailed accident investigation.

2. Analyse the accident causation sequences and linkages by applying an event tree or equivalent method.

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to a major accident investigation.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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