HN3004 Ergonomics and Human-technology-Organisation 7.5 credits
Ergonomi och Människa-Teknik-Organisation
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
The overall purpose is to give participants a thorough knowledge and understanding of the work impact on the individual in terms of health, musculoskeletal and ergonomics role in operational efficiency. This includes how people's work activities interact with technology, organization and environment, the design of work systems and environments that promote health in the musculoskeletal system and contributes to the quality and efficiency in operations based on ergonomic knowledge. The concept of ergonomics is seen from the international definition, i.e. extensive physical, cognitive, work organizational and psychosocial aspects.
The students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
- theories and models in the area
- human capabilities and needs and how they meet the demands of working life
- current legislation
The students must demonstrate skills and ability to
- use methods to measure, analyze and assess the job requirements, the burden on the individual, the effects of short and long term, work activities and their interactions with technology, organization and environment
- use economic modeling to evaluate the ergonomic measures
- using the analytical models for work activities presented in the course
- propose measures to improve the working situation of the affected individuals while improving the efficiency of activities
The students must demonstrate judgment and approach by
- critically analyze and evaluate scientific literature in the field
- analyze and evaluate the results of studies and analyzes in the field and summarize the results both orally and in writing
- evaluate alternative and proposed action
Course main content
Part I: Work Physiology with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and biomechanics, Anthropometry, Hypotheses and theories of injury mechanisms and risk and health factors for the inconvenience, instrumentation, recommended limits and laws, The design of jobs and workplaces
Part II: Socio-Technical systems, MTO models, Ergonomics Task Analysis – Quality, Ergonomics and economics
The course consists of two main parts: Ergonomics and Human Factors
Admission to postgraduate studies in relevant disciplines.
Toomingas, A; Mathiassen, S-E; Wigaeus Tornqvist, E (red.), Arbetslivsfysiologi, Lund 2008, Studentlitteratur
Utdrag ur: Wilson, J H; Corlett, E N (red.), Evaluation of Human Work, 3rd Edition, Boca Raton 2005, Taylor & Francis
Clegg, C W, Sociotechniocal Principles for System Design, Applied Ergonomics 31(5), 463-477, 2000
Utdelat material och artiklar / Distributed material and articles
Assignments, laboratory work, seminars and review of research articles.
Professor Mats Ericson
Mats Ericson <email@example.com>
Course plan valid from: Autumn 12.