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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ASSIGNMENT-
This assignment is in 2 parts. The first part assesses your ability to locate, summarise and reference appropriate literature in the field of occupational health. The second part requires you to prepare a referenced summary of the psychological effects, occurrence and prevention of occupational stress, based on the literature located in part 1.
Part 1 - This should be no more than 2 pages in length.
The following two references can be obtained as full text through the University of Newcastle electronic library:
Shirom A., Melamed S., Rogowski O., Shapira I. and Berliner S. Workload, control, and social support effects on serum lipids: A longitudinal study among apparently healthy employed adults, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14(4):349-364, 2009.
MacDonald W. The Impact of Job Demands and Workload on Stress and Fatigue, Australian Psychologist, 38:102-117, 2003.
- Locate and read these two articles.
- Briefly explain how you searched for and located these references and write a short paragraph summarising the scope of each of them.
- Locate at least one further reference through the University electronic library, which is relevant to workload effects. Write a couple of sentences to explain how you located this reference and a short paragraph on what it is about.
- Locate 2 further academic references of relevance to the topic, from the library or from any other source, and summarise their findings.
Part 2 - This should be no more than 4 pages in length. (You should use a minimum of 2cm margins, Times New Roman 12 point or similar font and 1.5 line spacing.)
Using the literature located above and any additional literature you have consulted, write a properly referenced report covering:
1. The various psychological effects and impacts of workload and job demands;
2. The extent (prevalence and/or incidence) and awareness of occupational stress among various stake holders;
3. A discussion of the controls and management strategies that could be used in the prevention of occupational stress in the workplace.