Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

PY331

Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

Professor Penny Sanderson

Assessment methods

Two short reports of site visits, tutorial participation, and a final exam.

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Quota of 75 students. Enrolment will close once quota is reached. This course conveys fundamental principles of human factors psychology, which is the science and practice of understanding the fit between people and the systems they work with. Course is constructed around site visits to two kinds of safety-critical workplaces: in 2013 we anticipate they will be transportation or other control centres (e.g., roadway control rooms) and healthcare (critical care or patient safety environments). We study challenges of human-system fit in such workplaces from the perceptual, cognitive, social, and organisational points of view.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile