AINV20012 - Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit students will evaluate and critique the impact of laws, infrastructure, principles of operation, hazards and the operational safety precepts that contribute as accident causation and prevention in the domain. Students will also examine and critique the features unique to accident scenes and the contemporary methods of investigation and reporting unique to the domain.

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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Evaluation

Term 2 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 71% 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
Students enjoyed the flexibility of this course to target their individual industry problems Have your say and anecdotal Continue with this approach and refine
A small number of students found it challenging to understand where the course fitted with the remainder of their program Have your say Add a short 'virtual' residential school at start of this course so that students have a very clear picture as to how their specialisation studies fit together and create individual study plans accordingly.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate domain specific laws in relation to accident investigation.
  2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.
  3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.
  4. Appraise the unique features of accident scenes in the domain.
  5. Evaluate the unique investigation methods and their contribution to understanding accidents in the domain.
  6. Critique contemporary methods of human factors investigation specific to the domain.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
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:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • 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 CoordinatorShevaun Dell (s.dell@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 & Unit Overview

Meet and greet learning mentors

A schedule of collaborate sessions will be agreed with your specialisation mentor

Week 2 17-07-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule
Week 3 24-07-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 4 31-07-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 5 07-08-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Vacation Week

Week 6 21-08-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 7 28-08-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 8 04-09-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 9 11-09-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 10 18-09-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 11 25-09-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Week 12 02-10-2017 Specialisation sessions as per agreed schedule

Written Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Group Discussion Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Portfolio Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Group Discussion
Task Description

Students must subsequently engage in forum discussions with other students regarding their submissions. Both the submissions themselves and the peer review component comprise this assessment.

Students will upload each mind map to Moodle for peer and lecturer review. When each mind map is uploaded into the relevant discussion forum, a list of references used to your thinking and aid development of the submission must be included.

For each Learning Theme, students will research, evaluate and discuss the relevant literature. They will prepare a mind map (or other submission if directed by their learning mentor) which describes the key issues of the subject area/s.

Further information regarding this assessment item will be available on Moodle, or by consultation with learning mentors.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback for each submission will be provided weekly online, the overall grade will be applied at the end of the term.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The grade for this assignment will be allocated by your lecturer, based on your mind map submission in Moodle each week (10 marks) and your peer review comments related to other students' mind maps (10 marks).

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Mind maps must be submitted to the Moodle discussion forum weekly, and the submissions discussed with other students

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

1. Evaluate domain specific laws in relation to accident investigation.

2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.

3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.

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

Part A Reflective Journal (15%)

Throughout the 12 weeks of this unit, students will develop and maintain a reflective journal which identifies and captures:

· the major issues and key learning 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 learning which inform the students' own professional practice and development as an accident investigator

Part B Personal Investigation Plan (15%)

Based on the unit materials studied in the unit, and previously submitted mind maps and reflections, students are to develop a personal investigation plan which they will use to enhance preparation for future accident investigations, including preparations for the forthcoming Accident Domain Project unit.

This plan can be in any format considered appropriate to aid students' future response to accidents

The completed personal plan is to be uploaded to Moodle for assessment by Learning Mentors and the Unit Co-ordinator.

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 30%
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.

Where necessary your Lecturer may provide additional assessment criteria in Moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.

3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.

4. Appraise the unique features of accident scenes in the domain.

5. Evaluate the unique investigation methods and their contribution to understanding accidents in the domain.

6. Critique contemporary methods of human factors investigation specific to the domain.

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 Literature Review Submission (30%) - due Week 8

Students are required to submit a literature review based on their research, analysis and discussions during this unit. The basics of the review should be structured in a manner to incorporate the following:

· Background to the topic including relevance to specialisation

· Theoretical base/framework of the topic

· Important studies/reports in the area

· Critical analysis of the related topics

· Must address both the context & methods of your specific accident domain

· It must be drawn from reliable sources from Australia and other countries (where relevant).

Part B Critique the contemporary body of knowledge (20%) - due Week 12

Student must then use Part A to explore, explain and critique the contemporary body of knowledge in relation a negotiated topic specific to their accident investigation domain.

The paper should also explore the contribution of the chosen subject area to contemporary understanding of accident causation and prevention.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Part A is due in Week 8 of the semester. Part B is due in Week 12 of the semester.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Feedback for Part A will be provided two weeks following submission.
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. Where necessary your Lecturer may provide additional assessment criteria in Moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Examine and interpret the domains' unique principles of operational safety effecting logistics, operations, infrastructure and maintenance in the contexts of accident causation and prevention.

3. Assess the significance of hazards in the domain and their contribution to accident causation.

4. Appraise the unique features of accident scenes in the domain.

5. Evaluate the unique investigation methods and their contribution to understanding accidents in the domain.

6. Critique contemporary methods of human factors investigation specific to the domain.

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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