Critical Perspectives on Safety (7225LHS)

This course consists of presentations and discussions of foundational ideas, theories, principles and views on accidents, risk and the ability to manage safety in complex systems. Literature pertaining to Normal Accidents Theory (NAT) and Human Reliability Theory (HRT) will be studied in order for students to form a broad but critical understanding of both structuralist and interpretational approaches to understanding risk and safety, accident causation, and complex and safety-critical systems/environments in general.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Online Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (13387) Open Weeks 1 - 7, Mid-Trimester Break, 8 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.