AINV20007 - Investigation Principles and Analysis
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Students will develop expertise in the investigation and analysis of the practical aspects of contemporary accident investigations. This will include the methods of planning and preparing for investigations, safety at the accident scene, effective investigation management, accident photography, contemporary witness interviewing techniques, the collection and preservation of evidence, the characteristics, strengths, weaknesses and effective application of key theoretical accident analysis models and logic diagrams, court procedures and effective media relations.

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 2 - 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. 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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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
The subject matter overall was very interesting and directly relevant in my current role as a Federal Government Regulator. Whilst I only missed 1 or 2 lectures due to work, I loved the option to be able to go back and catch up in my free time. Blackboard Collaborate worked well the majority of the time, and was a handy tool to be able to discuss various topics in a live environment. Have your say Keep the same format.
Being able to do practical work as part of the assessment was great. Putting the theoretical learning in to practice helped with understanding how everything works together and what is needed. Have your say Keep the same theoretical/practical mix
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the application of international, national and State laws related to accident investigation.
  2. Evaluate methods of planning, preparing for and managing complex accident investigations.
  3. Collect and evaluate evidence
  4. Evaluate and apply accident analysis models
  5. Reconstruct accident causation sequences using contemporary methods of reconstruction and simulation.
  6. Evaluate methods for managing the media regarding their reporting of accidents.
  7. Recognise the influence of legal professional privilege on the conduct of investigations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 7
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 CoordinatorKevin Perry (k.perry@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 10-07-2017

Introduction

Laws

Week 2 17-07-2017

Plan & Prepare for investigation

Week 3 24-07-2017

The accident scene

Group Discussion 1 due 0900 28 July 2017

Week 4 31-07-2017

Gathering and preserving your evidence

Week 5 07-08-2017

Mapping

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Group Discussion 2 due 0900 14 August 2017

Week 6 21-08-2017

Witness Interviewing

Week 7 28-08-2017

Stakeholders & Nosey Parkers

  • Media
  • Legal Professional Privilege
  • Reporting
Week 8 04-09-2017

Accident Analysis for Accident Prevention

Group Discussion 3 due 0900 4 September 2017

Portfolio Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Analysis Tools – PEEPO, Timelines and Event Trees, Bow Tie, Fishbones

Week 10 18-09-2017

Analysis Tools – AcciMap, FTA, MORT, TapRoot

Week 11 25-09-2017

Analysis Tools – Reason and friends

Week 12 02-10-2017

Analysis Tools – Into the Future

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Written Assessment Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Group Discussion
Task Description

Your Unit Coordinator will post three discussion questions on Moodle during the term. For each discussion question, post a thoughtful response and reply constructively to two fellow student's responses.

You will not be able to see your peer's responses until you have posted your response.

Assessment Due Date As per the study schedule
Return Date to Students Within 3 week of posting due date
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed against your ability to:

  • Explain the application of international, national and state laws related to accident investigation
  • Evaluate methods for managing the media regarding the reporting of accidents
  • Recognise the influence of legal professional privilege on the conduct of investigations

Clearly state and justify a position, supporting it from appropriately referenced sources.

Approximately 500 words

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this assessment, students must pass all 3 discussions. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission will be via the central discussion forum on the Moodle site

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

1. Explain the application of international, national and State laws related to accident investigation.

6. Evaluate methods for managing the media regarding their reporting of accidents.

7. Recognise the influence of legal professional privilege on the conduct of investigations.

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 Portfolio
Task Description

From the list of scenarios provided in Moodle, choose 1 scenario and create the scene at a location. This could be at your home, workplace or local park. Enlist the assistance of a family member, colleague or friend to act as a witness (eye witness or injured party) You are then required to create a detailed evidence and investigation management portfolio, including:

  • Risk assessment before the investigation
  • Contemporaneous notes
  • Sketch map and a final scene map
  • Scene photos
  • Photo log
  • Evidence log
  • Witness Statement

Submit all of these items via Moodle

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will be provided during the tutorial sessions.

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

via Moodle

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

2. Evaluate methods of planning, preparing for and managing complex accident investigations.

3. Collect and evaluate evidence

4. Evaluate and apply accident analysis models

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

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 Written Assessment
Task Description

Part A (25%)

You will select two accident analysis tools from the following list :

  • Acci-Map
  • STAMP
  • FTA (Fault Tree Analysis)
  • ICAM
  • Fishbone
  • Bow Tie
  • FRAM
  • Or other analysis tool approved by the lecturer

You will select one case study from the following list and review literature available in the public domain, including regulatory reports :

  • Maritime Domain – MS Herald of Free Enterprise
  • Industrial Domain – Bhopal
  • Rail Domain – Granville
  • Aviation Domain – King Air Ghost Flight
  • Road Domain – King Street Bridge Collapse (1962)

Then

  • Populate the tools with the critical factors from the case study to explain, in the language of the tools, the failures which occurred in the accident.
  • Evaluate how well the analytical tools enabled analysis and explanation of the accident case study.

You will then prepare a written report to explain:

  • The reasons why the particular analysis tools were chosen
  • The key characteristics of the tools
  • The tapestry of failures which led to the case study accident, as evidenced by application of the chosen analysis tools
  • The perceived strengths and weaknesses of the chosen tools in analysing the accident

· Part B (25%)

Choose one of the following case studies and use information available in the public domain to develop a Timeline, PEEPO and Event Tree for that case study.

  • Maritime Domain – Exxon Valdez
  • Industrial Domain – Longford
  • Rail Domain – Amagasaki
  • Aviation Domain – Tenerife
  • Road Domain – Mont Blanc
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Detailed assessment criteria will be provided during lectures.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must pass this assessment to pass the unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

via Moodle

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

2. Evaluate methods of planning, preparing for and managing complex accident investigations.

3. Collect and evaluate evidence

4. Evaluate and apply accident analysis models

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

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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