SAFE20013 - Specialisation Contexts and Methods 2
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides students with the opportunity to examine the context, analytical tools and problem solving methods appropriate to their selected area of specialisation within the course.

Details

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

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
  • Distance

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 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. Portfolio 60%
2. Written Assessment 40%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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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
No student enrolment in T2 2016 n/a This course provides students in the M Adv Saf Sc Prac the opportunity to undertake study in a second area of specialisation
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Interpret, discuss and apply contemporary principles, theories, paradigms, models and methods relating to your selected area of specialisation.
  2. Identify and assess the context and key issues relevant to your selected area of specialisation.
  3. Evaluate contemporary measures for the prevention, control or management of risks associated with key issues in your selected area of specialisation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio  
2 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
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 - Portfolio
2 - 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 CoordinatorAldo Raineri (a.raineri@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

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 2 13-03-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 3 20-03-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 4 27-03-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 5 03-04-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Progress Report 1

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 7 24-04-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 8 01-05-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 9 08-05-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Progress Report 2

Week 10 15-05-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Week 11 22-05-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Literature Review Due Monday (22 May 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Individual consultation with specialist stream mentor

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Progress Reports, Reflective Journal, SWOT Analysis Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Progress Reports, Reflective Journal, SWOT Analysis
Task Description

Part A (30%)

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

The journal should demonstrate a clear understanding of the major relevant issues in the selected area of specialisation.

Part B (20%)

Students will use the reflective journal and the literature review as the basis of a SWOT analysis to evaluate contemporary measures for the prevention, control and management of risks associated with the selected topic.

Part C (10%)

Progress Reports

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the major relevant issues in the selected area of specialisation - 30%

2. Evaluate contemporary measures for the prevention, control or management of risks associated with key issues in the selected area of specialisation - 20%

3. Logical and concise conclusions are drawn from the evidence - 30%

4. Presentation is clear and well structured and writing style is impartial, logical and scholarly - 10%

5. Appropriate use of quotations and citations that are consistent with Harvard referencing style - 10%

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Interpret, discuss and apply contemporary principles, theories, paradigms, models and methods relating to your selected area of specialisation.

2. Identify and assess the context and key issues relevant to your selected area of specialisation.

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 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Literature Review
Task Description

Students are required to submit a review of the literature based on their research, analysis and discussions during the unit in relation to a negotiated topic relevant to their area of specialisation. The review must explore, explain and critique the contemporary body of knowledge in relation to the topic and well as address both the context and methods of the broader specialisation domain within which it sits. The review must draw from reliable Australian and international sources.

The review should be structured in a manner that incorporates:

· Background to the topic including relevance to specialisation

· Theoretical base/framework of the topic

· Important studies/reports in the area

· Critical analysis of the topic

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

1. Identify and assess the context and key issues relevant to the selected area of specialisation - 30%

2. Interpret, discuss and apply contemporary principles, theories, paradigms, models and methods relevant to the selected area of specialisation - 30%

3. Analysis, interpretation and evaluation of the literature/evidence is objective - 20%

4 Presentation is clear and well structured and writing style is impartial, logical and scholarly - 10%

5. Appropriate use of quotations and citations that are consistent with Harvard referencing style - 10%

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

3. Evaluate contemporary measures for the prevention, control or management of risks associated with key issues in your selected area of specialisation.

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




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