Available in 2013
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces the student to the scope of ergonomics and the application of ergonomic principles to workplace design and work organisation.
The course is organised in modules:
-Psychological models of ergonomics,
-Anatomy and biomechanics in ergonomics,
-Task analysis, workspace and workstation design and the workplace
-Ergonomic assessment of the work environment,
-Work organisation and ergonomics,
|Objectives||By the end of the course students will be able to:
1. Identify, explain and evaluate the impact of various personal attributes (anatomical, physiological, anthropometric and psychological) on proper safe working practice;
2. Assess the effect of physical environment factors on comfort and performance;
3. Apply principles of good ergonomic design of work areas and equipment to a range of occupational settings;
4. Explain the influence of ergonomic principles on work organisation and culture.
|Content||Major topics include:
1. An introduction to the scope of ergonomics;
2. Physical environmental factors, heat, light and vibration and their measurement;
3. Psychological abilities relating to memory, perception of danger, attention and boredom and their relevance to work design and organisation;
4. Anthropometrics as related to the work environment.
5. Task analysis, workspace and workstation design in the workplace.
6. The physiology of work
7. Anatomy and biomechanics in relation to ergonomics.
8. Physiological, psycho-social and organisational aspects of shiftwork;
9. Impact of ergonomic issues on work attitude, culture and organisation.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for OHSE6040|