AINV20010 - Crash Lab Project
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

On completion of this unit students will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in planning, conducting, managing and leading multidisciplinary accident investigations which utilise advanced accident analysis methods and models, contemporary simulation and reconstruction programs and methods while delivering investigation reports appropriate for submission as expert witness reports for a court or government. All students are required to attend a residential school at the CQUniversity Forensic Accident Investigation Laboratory at the Bundaberg campus.

Details

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

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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
  • Mixed Mode

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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  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
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  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
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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
Guest lecturers in the various domains provided great content and discussion. Have Your Say Continue to use the specialist lecturers when exploring the different domains.
Further extend the Crash Lab Scenarios and suite of artefacts, so that the learning is even richer. Have Your Say Continue to acquire more artefacts and develop new in-depth scenarios, as per the long term development plan.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Plan, execute and evaluate a detailed accident investigation involving appropriate accident analysis simulation and/or reconstruction methods.
  2. Analyse accident investigation reporting paradigms associated with the various investigation domains.
  3. Prepare an accident investigation report appropriate for submission as an expert witness report for a court or government.
  4. Demonstrate individual initiative and effective teamwork and collaboration skills in multidisciplinary investigation teams.
  5. Lead and manage investigation teams.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
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 CoordinatorAllison Hutton (a.hutton@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

Module 1 : Introduction and Unit Overview; Preparing for Res School

Week 2 17-07-2017

Module 2 : Revision of Investigation Principles

Topic 1 : Scene Management

Tutorial 1 - Practical session - Evidence collection and witness interviews

Group Discussion 1 Due Monday (17 July 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 3 24-07-2017

Module 2 : Revision of Investigation Principles

Topic 2 : Evidence Collection

Tutorial 2 - Practical session - mapping

Week 4 31-07-2017

Module 3 : Analysis and Reporting

Topic 1 : Collating the data

Tutorial 3 - Practical data collation - creating logic diagrams

Group Discussion 2 Due Monday (31 July 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 5 07-08-2017

Residential School 7 - 11 August in Bundaberg

Portfolio Parts A, B, C and D due during Residential school

Vacation Week 14-08-2017 Submission of residential school presentation slides and risk assessment in Moodle Due Monday (14 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 6 21-08-2017

Module 3 : Analysis and Reporting

Topic 2 : Refining your analysis

Tutorial 4 - Practical - testing logic diagrams

Week 7 28-08-2017

Module 3 : Analysis and Reporting

Topic 3 : Writing reports and reflections

Tutorial 5 - Road Testing your report structure

Group Discussion 3 Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 8 04-09-2017

Module 4 : Domains

Topic 1 : Introduction

Topic 2 : Aviation - Part 1 - Theory

Tutorial 6 - Aviation - Part 2 Case Studies

Group Discussion 4 Due Monday (4 Sep 17) 09:00

Week 9 11-09-2017

Module 4 : Domains

Topic 3 : Roads- Part 1 - Theory

Tutorial 7 - Roads Part 2 - Case Studies

Week 10 18-09-2017

Module 4 : Domains

Topic 4 : Rail Part 1 - Theory

Tutorial 8 - Rail Part 2 - Case Studies

Written Assessment Parts A and B Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Week 11 25-09-2017

Module 4 : Domains

Topic 5 : Industry Part 1 - Theory

Tutorial 9 - Industry Part 2 - Case Studies

Week 12 02-10-2017

Module 4 : Domains

Topic 6 : Maritime Part 1 - Theory

Module 5 : Bringing it all together

Tutorial 10 - Maritime Part 2 - Case Studies

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Written Assessment Part C Due Friday (20 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Group Discussion (20%)
Task Description

During the term, your lecturer will post four discussion questions. You are required to answer each of these discussion questions thoughtfully. For each discussion question, also post at least one constructive reply to another student's post.

Assessment Due Date As per study schedule
Return Date to Students Within three weeks
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessments will be assessed as to whether a clear position is stated, justified and supported by appropriate and referenced evidence.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must submit all four discussion questions and achieve a passing grade in this assessment to pass the unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit via the central discussion forum in the Moodle Unit

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

1. Plan, execute and evaluate a detailed accident investigation involving appropriate accident analysis simulation and/or reconstruction methods.

4. Demonstrate individual initiative and effective teamwork and collaboration skills in multidisciplinary investigation teams.

5. Lead and manage investigation teams.

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 Residential School Portfolio (30%)
Task Description

Part A (5%): Crash Kit and Risk Assessment

Before residential school, you will be required to assemble a suitable crash kit, based on the information provided in this unit. You shall also collate appropriate forms and prepare a risk assessment considering the activities required to investigate one of a car, crane, bottling machine or tractor accident at the Bundaberg Crash Lab.

Part B (15%) : Portfolio

During residential school, you and your team will collect and create a number of artefacts relevant to different investigations. These will be assessed during and at the end of residential school.

Note : During the residential school, you will create and share artefacts with other students as a member of their investigation team. Failure to share artefacts will result in a Fail grade for the Residential School Portfolio.

Part C (10%) : Presentation

During the residential school, you will prepare a presentation of your preliminary findings. You will deliver this presentation by the end of residential school and submit your presentation slides for additional review.

More detail will be provided on Moodle during the term.

Part D (Pass/Fail) : Professionalism

Throughout the residential school, students will be assessed on their ability to apply professional approaches to all activities.

Assessment Due Date Part A is due at the beginning of residential school; Parts B and D will be assessed during residential school and Part C will be assessed at the end of residential school.
Return Date to Students Within three weeks
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed against your ability to :

  • Plan, execute and evaluate a detailed accident investigation involving appropriate evidence collection and accident analysis methods.
  • Demonstrate individual initiative and effective teamwork and collaboration in multidisciplinary investigation teams.
  • Lead and manage investigation teams.
  • Apply professional approaches to all activities
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this assessment, students must be graded Pass in all core skills: scene management, photography, mapping, witness interviewing and professionalism during the Residential School. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Submission will be both during residential school and via Moodle. Detailed submission instructions will be provided.

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

1. Plan, execute and evaluate a detailed accident investigation involving appropriate accident analysis simulation and/or reconstruction methods.

2. Analyse accident investigation reporting paradigms associated with the various investigation domains.

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 (50%)
Task Description

This assessment contains three parts. Submission of all three parts is mandatory. Failure to submit one of the three parts will result in failure of this assessment.

Part A (30%) – Accident Analysis Report – due 0900 Mon 18 Sep (Wk 10)

During the Crash Lab Project residential school each student will have lead an investigation team. For this assessment task, you must:

  • Obtain copies of all the relevant physical and documentary evidence, photographs, logs, interview statements etc collected by the members of your investigation team as part of the investigation in which you were leader
  • Assemble a timeline to display the critical sequence of events
  • Explain the accident using an event tree
  • Complete your analysis of the accident and PEEPO, Timeline and Event Tree diagrams which were commenced during the residential school
  • Prepare a comprehensive report describing the accident, your investigation, your analysis of the evidence including your PEEPO, Timeline and Event Tree logic diagrams. Your report should conclude with your findings regarding causation of the accident and recommendations for corrective action.

Part B (5%) – Reflection on Investigation Process (how did it go and how would they improve?) – due Mon 0900 18 Sep (Wk 10)

You will be required to reflect on your preparedness for professional practice. For Part B of this assessment task, you are required to:

  • Reflect on your learning in the course to date.
  • Complete a self assessment of your Part A report (using criteria provided on the Moodle site during the term).
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to each of the crash lab activities (eg evidence collection, logic diagrams etc)
  • Explain how you will address any shortcomings prior to your industry placement.

You are free to present this Part B of the assessment in the format of your choice.

Part C (15%) – Domain Evaluation and Comparison – due 0900 Fri 20 Oct (Exam Week)

Evaluate aspects of accident investigation and forensics unique to two domains (air, rail, road, maritime or industrial safety)

  • Access accident reports from each of the two specific domain(s); and
  • Access a public accident database relative to the domain from the list provided on Moodle during the term
  • From the databases, select a signature report for each of your two chosen domains, and, in the light of other information you’ve collected in each domain, respond to a number of specific issues listed on the Moodle site.
  • Compare and contrast the key aspects of accident investigation and forensics between your two chosen domains in relation to effectiveness in relation to the criteria provided.
  • Compare and contrast the domain investigation framework as described in the lectures as a tool for domain learning and accident prevention
Assessment Due Date Part A and B due 0900 Monday 18 September; Part C due 0900 Friday 20 October
Return Date to Students Within three weeks
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed again your ability to analyse accident investigation reporting paradigms associated with the various investigation domains.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this assessment students must achieve a passing grade in each of Parts A, B and C. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission will be via Moodle

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

1. Plan, execute and evaluate a detailed accident investigation involving appropriate accident analysis simulation and/or reconstruction methods.

3. Prepare an accident investigation report appropriate for submission as an expert witness report for a court or government.

5. Lead and manage investigation teams.

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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