AINV20011 - Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit students will evaluate and critique the impact of laws, infrastructure, principles of operation, hazards and the operational safety precepts that contribute as accident causation and prevention in the domain. Students will also examine and critique the features unique to accident scenes and the contemporary methods of investigation and reporting unique to the domain.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Residential Schools

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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
  • Mixed Mode

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 20%
2. Portfolio 30%
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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate domain specific laws in relation to accident investigation.
  2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.
  3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.
  4. Appraise the unique features of accident scenes in the domain.
  5. Evaluate the unique investigation methods and their contribution to understanding accidents in the domain.
  6. Critique contemporary methods of human factors investigation specific to the domain.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Group Discussion      
2 - Portfolio  
3 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Knowledge  
2. Communication          
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research  
5. Self-management          
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility        
7. Leadership            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio  
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 CoordinatorShevaun Dell (s.dell@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

Introduction & Unit Overview

Meet & Greet with your Specialisation Mentors

A schedule of sessions will be agreed with your Specialisation Mentor

Week 2 13-03-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule
Week 3 20-03-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 4 27-03-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 5 03-04-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Vacation Week

Week 6 17-04-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 7 24-04-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 8 01-05-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 9 08-05-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 10 15-05-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 11 22-05-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 12 29-05-2017

Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Contemporary Domain Investigation Knowledge Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Online discussions Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Learning Portfolio Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Online discussions
Task Description

For each Learning Theme, students will research, evaluate and discuss the relevant literature. They will prepare a mind map (or other submission if directed by their learning mentor) which describes the key issues of the subject area/s.

Students will upload each mind map to Moodle for peer and lecturer review. When you upload each mind map into the relevant discussion forum, you must include a list of references you used to inform your thinking and aid development of the submission.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback for each submission will be provided weekly online, the overall grade will be applied at the end of the term.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The grade for this assignment will be allocated by your lecturer, based on your contribution to the discussions in Moodle each week (10 marks) and your peer review comments related to other students mind maps (10 marks).

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Evaluate domain specific laws in relation to accident investigation.

2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.

3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Learning Portfolio
Task Description
Part A Submission of reflective journal (15%)

Throughout the 12 weeks of this unit, students will develop and maintain a reflective journal which identifies and captures:

· the major issues and key learnings from each Learning Theme

· the students' thoughts and reflections in relation to each Theme

· any gaps or limitations in contemporary knowledge in relation to each Theme

· any implications and learnings which inform the students' own professional practise and development as an accident investigator

Part B Enhancement Paper (15%)

Based on the unit materials studied in the unit and your own mind maps and reflections, you are to develop a personal investigation plan which you will use to enhance preparation for your future accident investigations, including your preparations for your forthcoming Accident Domain Project unit.

Your plan can be in any format you consider appropriate to aid your future response to accidents

Your completed personal plan is to be upload to Moodle for online peer review and assessment by your Lecturer.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
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.

Where necessary your Lecturer may provide additional assessment criteria in Moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.

3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.

4. Appraise the unique features of accident scenes in the domain.

5. Evaluate the unique investigation methods and their contribution to understanding accidents in the domain.

6. Critique contemporary methods of human factors investigation specific to the domain.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Contemporary Domain Investigation Knowledge
Task Description

Part A Literature Review Submission (30%) - due Week 8

Students are required to submit a literature review based on their research, analysis and discussions during this unit. The basics of the review should be structured in a manner to incorporate the following:

· Background to the topic including relevance to specialisation

· Theoretical base/framework of the topic

· Important studies/reports in the area

· Critical analysis of the related topics

· Must address both the context & methods of your specific accident domain

· It must be drawn from reliable sources from Australia and other countries (where relevant).

Part B Critique the contemporary body of knowledge (20%) - due Week 12

Student must then use Part A to explore, explain and critique the contemporary body of knowledge in relation a negotiated topic specific to their accident investigation domain.

The paper should also explore the contribution of the chosen subject area to contemporary understanding of accident causation and prevention.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM 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. Where necessary your Lecturer may provide additional assessment criteria in Moodle.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.

3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.

4. Appraise the unique features of accident scenes in the domain.

5. Evaluate the unique investigation methods and their contribution to understanding accidents in the domain.

6. Critique contemporary methods of human factors investigation specific to the domain.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility




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