ERGONOMICS PRINCIPLES OF WORK, WORKSTATION AND PLANT DESIGN
Credit points: 15
In this subject students study biological and psychological evidence and associated ergonomics principles concerning human capacities and limitations relevant to the design of equipment and 'plant', work tasks, workstations and the physical workplace environment. Specific topics include: anthropometry, work postures and movements, static and dynamic loads, metabolic and cardio-respiratory capacities, and human perceptual and information processing performance characteristics. The aim is to understand some of the key ergonomics requirements to achieve effective work performance and good occupational health and safety outcomes.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Evaluate and communicate clearly and effectively on a range of issues relating to ergonomics principles of work, workstation and plant design.
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02. Identify, assess and evaluate and reflect critically on hazards that arise from the design of workstations and tools.
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03. Analyse and describe aspects of human physical and psychological capacities, including limitations, and the effects that these have on the ability to work safety and efficiently.
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04. Critically analyse the efficacy of workplace interventions using evidence based theorectical knowledge and practical ergonomics assessment skills.
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Online, 2019, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey
Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Online learning package, comprising 12 modules, each equivalent to a 2-hour lecture."
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via online.
"Participation in online topic discussions, equivalent of 12 hours of tutorials."
|one 2,500-word written report||Hurdle: A mark of at least 50% must be attained for the report||50||01, 02, 03, 04|
|participation in online discussions eqivalent to 500 words||10||01, 02, 03|
|six online quizzes, each equivalent to 250 words||Hurdle: At least 3 online quizzes must be satisfactorily completed||40||01, 02, 03, 04|