Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

PY331

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Tutorial quizzes, particpation and reports.

Course coordinator

Professor Penny Sanderson

Study Abroad

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

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

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. In the course, human-system fit is analysed from perceptual, cognitive, social, and organisational points of view. The course also introduces key ideas underlying cognitive systems engineering, which views human-system fit as a complex adaptive system. During practical sessions, students investigate fundamental theories and principles underlying human factors psychology, perform and analyse small experiments, and assess case studies. Occasional guest lecturers visit from different kinds of complex safety-critical systems, such as road and rail transport centres, commercial aviation, aerospace, healthcare (medical, nursing, allied health), and emergency response centres.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile