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251.272 Occupational Health and Safety II (15 credits)

A detailed study of hazards commonly found in the work environment.

Details Details

  • Year: 2021
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: A/Pro Ian Laird
  • Subject: Occupational Health and Safety
  • College: College of Health

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s):
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level

Special notes

  • Part-time OHS students should study 251.271 and 251.272 early as this course is a required prerequisites for several 300 level OHS courses.


  • Start Date: Monday 12 July, 2021
  • End date: Sunday 14 November, 2021

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Saturday 24 July, 2021
  • Without academic penalty: Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Contact workshops

There is no contact workshop for this course


Course fees for 2021

  • Domestic Students: NZD $767.90 *
  • International Students NZD $3,800.00 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. These fees only apply to 2021 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe the nature and effects of chemical hazards commonly encountered in the workplace.
  2. Explain the application of New Zealand legislation relating to hazardous substances and the strategies for the control of toxic substances in the workplace.
  3. Explain principles of fire and explosion prevention and control.
  4. Describe the properties and effects of noise, methods of determining exposure, and strategies to maintain a safe working environment.
  5. Analyse how an occupational hygiene framework can be used to identify the health hazards arising from physical and biological aspects of a range of work environments.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,3,4,5 20.0%
2 Written Assignment 3,4 10.0%
3 Written Assignment 5 20.0%
4 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4,5 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • There are no set texts for this course.

Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books

Class timetable

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