AINV13001 - Accident Analysis
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

On completion of this unit students should be able to explain the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of key theoretical accident analysis, simulation and reconstruction models. These students should also be able to apply the models to complex accident scenarios.

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

AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology and 48 units of credit

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. Group Discussion 10%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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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Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 1.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 43% response rate.

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
Introduce a regular collaborate session in addition to the lectures and tutorial sessions to allow flex students an opportunity to interact with lecturers and each other to ask questions, discuss common issues, problems and solutions. Have your say Establish a regular collaborate session for student and lecturer interaction purposes.
Assignment tasks were not explained until late in the term Have Your Say Assignment tasks were actually described in detail in the first collaborate session in week 2. However, moodle statistics indicate a concerning number of students did not view the recording or attend the live session. There is a need in future courses to include a link to the location of the detailed assignment task explanation in the learning resources box in moodle as well as in a news forum post to ensure the link is emailed to each enrolled student
Review content delivery methods for this course with a view to re-introducing recorded ISL lectures Have your say Review content delivery methods for third year AINV courses with a view to re-introducing recorded ISL lectures where appropriate.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the benefits, features and application of accident analysis models.
  2. Reconstruct accident causation sequences using contemporary methods of reconstruction and simulation.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident analysis.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development at an advanced level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Prescribed Textbooks

Modern Accident Invesyigation and Analysis
Author/s: Ferry, Ted S. Year: 1988
Edition: 2nd Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Country: United States of America
Occupational Risk Control : Predicting and Preventing the Unwanted
Author/s: Viner, Derek Year: 2015
Edition: eBook Publisher: Farnham
City: Surrey,
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: Both are available as an e-book via the 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 CoordinatorDavid Skegg (d.skegg@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, course overview and expectations

Review logic, timelines, accident phenomenology and significance to where you are going in this course!

Week 2 13-03-2017

Apply and evaluate an accident analysis case study using selected tools #1 (Event Tree). Discuss on course forum

Week 3 20-03-2017

Apply and evaluate an accident analysis case study using selected tools #2 (ICAM). Discuss on course forum

Week 4 27-03-2017

Apply and evaluate an accident analysis case study using selected tools #3 (GTSM)

Choose an accident scenario for analysis and eventual report, using one of the models studied

Discuss on course forum

Book a half hour meeting (phone, skype or face to face) with your lecturer to discuss your accident scenario and explain your preliminary understanding of its causation and outcomes

Week 5 03-04-2017

Apply and evaluate an accident analysis case study using selected tools #4 (MORT). Discuss on course forum

Review of Case Study Discussion Due Monday (03 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Apply and evaluate an accident analysis case study using selected tools #5 (eg Taproot, Bowtie, Fishbones). Discuss on course forum

Week 7 24-04-2017

Module 2: Construct logic diagram for accident scenario. Use mind mapping techniques as necessary

Week 8 01-05-2017 Effective reporting of accident analysis outcomes
Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 3 Accident Reconstruction and simulation- introduction

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 3 Accident Reconstruction and simulation -comparative analysis of two or more simulation applications


Accident Analysis Report Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Module 3 Accident Reconstruction and simulation - report final draft

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Accident Reconstruction/Simulation Report Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Course Co-ordinator: David Skegg

T: (07) 4150 7181

M: o418 374 305

E: d.skegg@cqu.edu.au

NOTE: BOTH TEXT BOOKS - FERRY 1988 AND VINER 2015 - ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CQU LIBRARY FOR FREE AS E-BOOKS

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Review of Case Study Discussion
Task Description

In this assessment task you must research the accident analysis literature and review the learnings from your studies in AINV12002 Accident Phenomenology. Then select and review an accident case study from a list provided by your lecturer in Moodle to determine what analysis methods, models or tools described in the literature may have been appropriate for analysing the accident and why.

Then you must:

1.   Create a new discussion thread in the Moodle Discussion Forum, describe the enquiries you’ve undertaken and explain your findings, and

2.   Respond to the discussion threads of three of your fellow students regarding their own accident analysis and case study reviews

The grade for this Assessment task accounts for 10% of the total assessment for this course.

Your discussion forum posts and responses to your fellow students’ discussions will be graded online. There is no need to upload any additional responses or materials in the usual assessment item upload area of Moodle

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (03-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Weighting 10%
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.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident analysis.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development at an advanced level.

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 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Accident Analysis Report
Task Description

The aim of this assessment task is for students to develop a comprehensive set of logic diagrams describing the sequence of events, causation sequences and outcomes of an accident. The resultant set of logic diagrams are then to be incorporated in a report which describes the event, the analysis undertaken, the sequence of events, causation sequences and outcomes of the accident.

Assessment Task

In this assessment task you must analyse an accident that you, a family member or friend/colleague has experienced, or another accident with which you are familiar, and prepare:

· A Timeline to explain the sequence of events that led to the accident, and

· A set of Event Tree or Bowtie diagrams, to explain all the causal factors sequences and outcomes of the accident

· A report, incorporating your completed diagrams, describing your analysis and findings.

Before commencing your analysis and before the end of week 4, you must:

· Book a half hour meeting (phone, skype or face to face) with your lecturer to discuss your accident scenario and explain your preliminary understanding of its causation and outcomes

· Gain approval of your lecturer to proceed with your analysis

During this meeting students may argue the case for applying alternative logic diagrams to their chosen accident scenario to describe the sequences of events and to explain the causation sequences and outcomes.

Your comprehensive analysis should involve at least six (6) lines of enquiry (eg failures in equipment design, physical systems, organisation and culture, operating environment, documentation and the human errors, omissions and/or violations involved).

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-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.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Evaluate the benefits, features and application of accident analysis models.

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident analysis.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development at an advanced level.

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



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Accident Reconstruction/Simulation Report
Task Description

In this assessment task you will:

  • Review the literature relating to accident reconstruction and simulation
  • Critically appraise an accident reconstruction/simulation provided by the lecturer in Moodle

You will then prepare a report which explains the:

  • Published applications and functions of at least two commercially available accident reconstruction or simulation programs or tools
  • Benefits and limitations of accident reconstruction and simulation in describing accident sequences and causation
  • Outcomes from your critical appraisal of the accident reconstruction/simulation provided

NOTE: It is not necessary in this assessment task for you to carry out an original accident reconstruction or simulation, as this practical activity will be a part of the AINV13003 Crash Lab Project residential school.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
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.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Reconstruct accident causation sequences using contemporary methods of reconstruction and simulation.

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to accident analysis.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development at an advanced level.

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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