Psychological Human Factors
Unit code: HES6745
|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 organizations create the circumstances in which human error flourishes.
Generic skills outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Accumulate working knowledge of current models of human information processing
- Understand one current approach to human error modelling
- Apply this knowledge in a real-world environment.
Reading materialsHollnagel, E (1998) Cognitive Reliability and Error Analysis Method (CREAM), Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford.
Reason, J (1997) Managing the Risks of Organisational Accidents, Ahsgate, England
Various papers of Rasmussen, J