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2013 ESP117 Safety and Risk Management

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: This unit involves a 2 day mandatory practical field trip which incurs an additional cost to students of up to $120. Students may also be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the field trip. Students will need to provide their own personal equipment for the field trip, including:appropriate footwear and clothing for water based activities and/or for walking and camping. The Unit Outline, made available in the first week of teaching, will provide students with more detail.

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This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop basic skills and knowledge related to creating and maintaining safe learning environments in outdoor education. Specifically, students will explore the role of risk in outdoor education, develop procedures to identify and manage hazards/risks within outdoor contexts, and gain an understanding of the roles that leadership, judgement and decision making play in creating safe learning environments. During this Unit, students will encounter a variety of learning experiences, including: Lectures, readings, personal reflections, group discussions, field trips and responding tocase studies and scenarios.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Essay (30%), Risk Management Plan (30%), Exam (40%)


1 hr Lecture, 2 hr Tutorial (12 weeks), 2 field days

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - H,W,I,N,O
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - L,H,W,I,N,O
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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STAFF: Dr Allen Hill

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