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AVME715 Health, Work and Behaviour

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Occupational mental health; mental illness and employment; psychological assessment; alcohol and other drugs; shift work and fatigue; occupational accidents; hazard control and safety; manual handling, ergonomics and occupational overuse injury; thermal stress.

Paper title Health, Work and Behaviour
Paper code AVME715
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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Limited to
MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertOccMed, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed

Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine or occupational medicine industry.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

Teaching staff
Course Director: Dr Rob Griffiths
Paper Structure
Core paper for the Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Medicine (MHealthSc(OccMed))
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught in odd years in the first semester. It is a fully distance-taught paper with an optional week-long Professional Visits Programme held at various locations around the world. Where is it this year?
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules are

  • Occupational Epidemiology
  • Occupational Biostatistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Accidents and Hazard and Work
  • Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Mental Health and Sickness Absence
  • Ergonomics and Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Heat and Cold
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Occupational Health Hazards to Other Systems

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system