Dr Long Joins Federation University

Dr Long Joins Federation University

architecture education graduation tasselDr Long is pleased to announce he is joining Federation University and will be working initially in the Masters in Applied Science (OHS) at VIOSH. (https://study.federation.edu.au/#/course/DEH9)

Whilst Dr Long continues to run programs through the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (https://cllr.com.au/), his work with the University now brings all the diversity of the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) to VIOSH and the University.

If you are interested in doing a Masters and learning in the Social Psychology of Risk, here is your opportunity to study something really different about the nature of tackling risk.

You can apply here: https://study.federation.edu.au/#/study-area/Occupational+health+and+safety

Or, call contact the program coordinator Liz Seward at or Dr Long directly (rob@spor.com.au)

It is also envisaged for the future that Dr Long will be teaching individual units within VIOSH in the Social Psychology of Risk at Certificate and Diploma level.

Dr Long is the founder of the Social Psychology of Risk having published seven books in the discipline he created. There is no other authentic delivery of this discipline Nationally or Internationally or indeed study that includes the unique Body of Knowledge Dr Long has developed in SPoR.

More detailed announcements will follow from Federation University about plans and developments in this space.

For those interested here is the structure of the MAppSc (OHS):

  1. EDMED7037 Ways of Researching* 30CP– conducted online by the FedUni Education department over either semester one or two. Once a student has been accepted into the master’s stream, the student then needs to enrol in the researching course. NB Students have the option to be enrolled in HEALT6001 and be credited for EDMED7037 which may align with their topic.

HEALT6001 Research Methods for Health 30CP

i. A critical appraisal of literature
ii. A detailed research thesis proposal.

  1. SCOHS7701 The Critical Researcher 30CP – conducted in consultation with the VIOSH HE Program Coordinator & University Supervisors over either semester one or two. This course is primarily concerned with preparing a literature review and defining a research proposal. The three assessed requirements (assessed by VIOSH) for this course are:

Description of topic – 15%

Diagrammatic representation of literature – 15%

Literature review of publishable standard – 70%

  1. SCOHS7703 Presentations 20CP– conducted in consultation with the VIOSH HE Program Coordinator & University Supervisors over either semester one or two. This course will use your research to prepare a presentation or poster for a seminar or conference. Assessments (assessed by VIOSH) are as follows:

Plan for seminar/conference presentation – 10%

Plan for journal article – 15%

Prepare full draft of paper or poster – 25%

Present paper or poster at seminar/conference – 25%

Prepare paper or poster for journal article – 25%

  1. SCHOHS7704 Thesis 40CP– conducted in consultation with the VIOSH HE Program Coordinator & University Supervisors over either semester one or two. This course will comprise conducting your research to prepare a 20,000 word thesis. This will be assessed by VIOSH and examined externally. Assessments are as follows:

Prepare an ethics application – 20%

Submit draft of thesis – 30%

Submit final thesis – 50%

4 Replies to “Dr Long Joins Federation University”

  1. Thanks Matt. In my conversations with the Uni it is clear they are open for something more radical than the ‘chop and three veg’ that dominates the same old same old of traditional WHS. I look at the program for so many safety conferences and wonder why any goes, its just all the same old stuff with a boring opening by the regulator followed by papers about all the same old stuff and so little vision. Even when the inoculation of regulation wears off, there is more! Can I get a set of spoons with the steak knives?

  2. Dear Rob,

    This could turn out to be excellent timing and it’s in the electorate of the opposition health minister, Catherine King.

  3. and Bernard, I reckon your soon to be released book would easily qualify for a Masters. It’s going to be brilliant.

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