COURSE SYLLABUS

Human Factors for Safety in the Work Environment 7.5 credits

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First cycle, D0019B
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 08 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 11 Jan 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Maintenance Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c (specifik entry A8.) Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.



Course Aim

The course aims to provide students with general knowledge in the factors that effect human’s ability to perform in the workplace. 

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Measure how people work
  • Evaluate the work environment
  • Propose work improvements

Contents
  • Basic principals of Human Factors, safety and the work environment
  • Related Risk Management and maintainability issues
  • Human Factors regulations and approaches to work environment and design
  • Human Factors methods to evaluate human work and the workplace

Realization

Compulsory attendance is required for presentations and the field trip. Students are to be preparing for the discussion sessions by following the assigned material. Active participation in class is expected.


Examination

Active participation in lectures/seminars      1.5 credits
Oral individual presentation                          2    credits
Written individual submission                        4   credits


Examiner
Phillip Tretten

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Litterature will be given before course start

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Assignments and oral presentationG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.