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Ergonomics

128.200 Healthy Workplace Design 15 credits
An ergonomics (human factors) approach to designing healthy workplaces by improving well-being, preventing ill-health and enhancing work system performance, using the World Health Organisations' framework model, with a practical focus on analysis of musculoskeletal discomfort, pain and injury, computer workstation design and selected industries.

Management

128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design 15 credits
An introduction to Ergonomics/Human factors (E/HF) - an inter-disciplinary holistic practice-based approach to integrate work, leisure and people in occupational, organisational, leisure (including sport, equipment, products, design and rehabilitation) environments to optimize matching of human-user-system health, performance, comfort and effectiveness: covering fundamental ergonomics principles, micro-macro-ergonomics, E/HF analytical methods, physical, psychological and social capacity and limitations of individuals and groups/teams in organizational socio-technical work and leisure environments.

Ergonomics

128.702 Work Capacity and Performance 15 credits
Ergonomics of the basic body systems, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine/neural as well as physiological energy expenditure responses and adaptation to physical work, anthropometric and biomechanical studies of group and individual factors affecting performance.
128.705 Ergonomics Analysis 30 credits
Principles underpinning the ergonomics approach with focus on methods of measurement, investigation, work analysis, including study of aspects of workplace, information and work organisation design as well as a study in industry which will act as an exemplar for professional practice.
128.706 Micro/Macro Ergonomics 30 credits
Human psychological, social and organisational characteristics and reliability related to ergonomics; systems theory, training, instruction, workplace information and organisational design.
128.707 People, Technology and Design 15 credits
Consideration of people in relation to the physical environment and design technology.
128.709 Special Topic 30 credits
Study in any approved ergonomics application areas.
128.801 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
128.803 Ergonomics Research Report 60 credits
128.804 Ergonomics Professional Practice 60 credits
Supervised academic and industrial professional practice training. Includes design and conduct of a practical ergonomics project in an industrial setting and demonstration of mastery of professional issues.
128.805 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
128.806 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
128.900 PhD Ergonomics 120 credits

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