Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Contact hours

Incompatible

OHSS3001

Assessment methods

Intrasemester and End of Semester assessment: including examination(s).

Course coordinator

Dr Margaret Cook (m.cook4@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the fundamental understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system and the application of appropriate methods theory and data to improve human well-being and overall system performance. Derived from the Greek ergon (work) and nomos (laws) to denote the science of work, ergonomics is a systems-orientated discipline which now extends across all aspects of human activity. Ergonomics promotes a holistic approach in which considerations of physical, social, organisational, environmental and other relevant factors are taken into account. In particular the course provides students with advanced skills and knowledge to effectively identify, analyse and control risks arising from physically demanding work. Through a range of lectures, case studies and workshops students will master specific analysis techniques and will critically review the current strategies for the minimisation of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

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