Course Title: The Psychosocial Work Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Psychosocial Work Environment

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1385

City Campus

Postgraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

PUBH1385

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

PUBH1385

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1385

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: David Oswald

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1091

Course Coordinator Email: david.oswald@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.67

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



Course Description

  • This course will provide you with an understanding of the psychosocial work environment. This will include psychosocial hazards, such as stress and fatigue within organisations, their causes, and how they impact on health, safety and wellbeing of workers. These issues may individually have negative health impacts in their own right, or may exacerbate the effects of other work place hazards.
  • You will use techniques to assess psychosocial risk within organisation, and understand methods for practical controls to achieve a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Good organisational design and programs to improve worker well-being are discussed.




Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex occupational health and safety theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of occupational health and safety
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy and /or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current theories relating to the psychosocial work environmen
  2. Apply knowledge of legislation, standards and codes relevant to psychosocial issues in day-to-day activities
  3. Use a systematic approach in investigating and analysing causes of psychosocial hazards with appropriate attention to ethical, legal and confidentiality constraints
  4. Collect, analyse and systematically use relevant literature and work place data on the psychosocial work environment
  5. Develop, implement, evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention programs for the work place
  6. Consult and communicate to all stake holders in a manner which recognises and uses the industrial framework and social context of the work place
  7. Utilise practical knowledge and skills to investigate and develop solutions for psychosocial issues within an organisation



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion,individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

1. Critical Reflection on physical and psychosocial safety and health in the workplace (20%)    CLO1,2
2. Individual assignment: a critical evaluation of a psychosocial hazard in the workplace context (30%)    CLO 1,2
3. Individual assignment: a critical review and analysis of well-being in the workplace context (30%)   CLO3,4
4. Individual poster and presentation on a mental health and well-being organisational intervention (20%) CLO 1,2,3,4,5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.