AINV12002 - Accident Phenomenology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide students with the basis for explaining the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice. On completion, students will be able to explain the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of key theoretical accident causation models and apply the models to accident scenarios.

Details

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

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
  • Distance
  • 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. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. 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.

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There needs to be additional clarification of assignment details and marking in the course seemed to be more harsh than in other 2nd year courses Have your say Additional tutorials will be incorporated into future course offerings to provide further opportunities to explain assessments and give students additional opportunities to ask questions regarding assignments. Additional proactive grading and feedback moderation processes will be introduced before the next offering of this course
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice.
  2. Use accident causation models to establish accident causation factors.
  3. Apply accident causation models to contemporary accident case studies.
  4. Evaluate the application and effectiveness of accident causation models.
  5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident phenomenology.
  6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)        
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Practical Assessment      
4 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Practical Assessment      
4 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

There are no prescribed textbooks
Note:

Available as an e-book through CQU Library

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 CoordinatorSarah Wanner (s.wanner@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 and Course overview

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 1 The accident phenomenon, epidemiology, risk and safety science

Week 3 20-03-2017 Module 1 The accident phenomenon, epidemiology, risk and safety science (cont)
Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 2 Evolution of Accident Investigation and Prevention

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 3 Theoretical accident causation models

Online Quiz(zes) Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017 Module 3 Theoretical accident causation models
Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 3 Theoretical accident causation models (cont)

Week 7 24-04-2017 Module 3 Theoretical accident causation models (cont)
Accident Prevention Paper Due Friday (28 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 4 The Tapestry of Failure

Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 4 The Tapestry of Failure (cont)

Theoretical Accident Causation Models Due Friday (12 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 5 Contemporary accident case studies

Week 11 22-05-2017 Module 5 Contemporary accident case studies (cont)
Week 12 29-05-2017

Module 5 Contemporary accident case studies (cont)

Case study Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 01:07 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Students will be required to complete an online quiz in Moodle covering material related to the evolution of accident investigation methods and practise.

There is no additional submission requirement for this assessment as students' responses to the quiz will be graded on line.

This assessment task represents 10% of the course grade.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Grades will be applied based on the number of correct responses.

Submission Online

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

5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident phenomenology.

6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate 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

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Accident Prevention Paper
Task Description

Students will write a paper to describe why they think accidents are still occurring after more than 100 years of "modern" approaches to accident prevention.

Your paper should be a maximum of 2000 words and your arguments should be supported by appropriate citations from the literature and applicable case studies. Your work should be correctly referenced using an appropriate academic referencing method such as Harvard author/date. A list of references used should be included at the end of your paper.

This assessment is worth 20% of the overall grade for the course.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
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.

A marking rubric containing detailed assessment criteria will be provided in the Moodle Unit.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Analyse the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice.

5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident phenomenology.

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Theoretical Accident Causation Models
Task Description

In this assessment task students will investigate the literature relating to one of the theoretical accident models and prepare a position paper.

You will select one accident model from the following list:

· Heinrich’s Domino Theory

· Haddon Matrix

· Reason System of Safety Management Model

· Time Sequence Model

· Extended Energy Damage Model

. FRAM

Explore the literature and discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the chosen model and its expected validity today given the issues you identified in Assessment Task 2 and others such as:

a. Complexity of the model and its fit with the natural complexity of society, technology, work and human endeavour

b. Its effectiveness in addressing failures in:

i. Technology

ii. Systems

iii. Human factors

iv. Social and organisational networks, including management, supervision

v. Education & Training

vi. Culture

c. The model's guidance on:

i. Establishing and validating corrective and remedial actions

ii. Learning from failure

iii. Risk minimisation

Your position paper should be limited to 2000 words maximum and be supported by relevant citations (minimum of 10) from the literature.

The grade for this Assessment task accounts for 20% of the total assessment for this course.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
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.

A marking rubric containing detailed assessment criteria will be provided in the Moodle Unit.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Use accident causation models to establish accident causation factors.

3. Apply accident causation models to contemporary accident case studies.

6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate practitioner.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Case study
Task Description

In this assessment task students will use an accident case study provided by your lecturer (in Moodle) to evaluate the effectiveness of two selected theoretical accident causation models in explaining the failures which occurred in the case study.

Assessment Task

1. You will select two theoretical accident models (different to that chosen for Assessment Task 2) from the following list:

· Heinrich’s Domino Theory

· Haddon Matrix

· Reason System of Safety Management Model

· Time Sequence Model

· Extended Energy Damage Model

2. Populate the models with the critical factors from the case study provided by the lecturer (in Moodle) to explain, in the language of the models, the failures which occurred in the accident

3. Evaluate how well the theoretical models enabled explanation of the accident phenomena in the case study.

4. Students will then prepare a written report to explain:

· The reasons why the particular models were chosen

· The key characteristics of the models

· The tapestry of failures which led to the case study accident, as evidenced by application of the chosen accident models

· The perceived strengths and weaknesses of the chosen models in describing the accident phenomenon

Your report should not exceed 3000 words. It should be supported by relevant citations (minimum of 10) from the literature.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 01:07 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.

A marking rubric containing detailed assessment criteria will be provided in the Moodle Unit.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Analyse the evolution of accident investigation methods and practice.

2. Use accident causation models to establish accident causation factors.

3. Apply accident causation models to contemporary accident case studies.

4. Evaluate the application and effectiveness of accident causation models.

5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident phenomenology.

6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the intermediate 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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