Ergonomics, Human Factors and Patient Safety

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After the course students should be able to analyse how the health care system interacts with human physiology and cognition and technology. The aim is that the students should be able to apply a ”Human-Technology-Organisation” perspective in the design, development and evaluation of medical devices.

Moreover, they should be able to explain the principles of system safety and analyse factors contributing to mishaps and injuries in health care. The students should also be able to analyse the impact of medical technology on the work environment and patient safety and give examples of how this can be applied by medical engineers in the work for a positive progress on safety. As well as being able to reflect on how the organisation and the work environment affect patient safety.

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