Physical Human Factors
Unit code: HES6744
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||Equivalent to 36 hrs contact time or 150 hrs total study time|
A core unit of study in the
Aims and objectives
The aim of this unit is to develop in students an understanding of how human performance, particularly the propensity for error is affected by physical and organisational aspects of the environment in which they work.
Generic skills outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Appreciate the physical and psychological effects of physical stressors in the work environment
- Know how to describe qualitatively the effects of this on human performance in the work environment
- Apply anthropometric tables
- Apply this knowledge in a real-world environment
Reading materialsKroemer, KHE, Grandjean, E (1997) Fitting the task to the human, a textbook of occupational ergonomics, Taylor and Francis
Sanders, M, McKormick, EJ (1993) Human Factors in Engineering and Design, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 7 edition.