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CH107V Methods for development of sustainable work 3.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus CH107V (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  1. Difficulties and solutions within systematic work environment development
  2. Models – production systems and man-technology-organization
  3. Risk management - occupational accidents
  4. Work and health, including ergonomics
  5. Project work – work environment for a profession
  6. Home exam

The course is largely conducted as distance learning with recorded video lectures and video lessons (Zoom)
with demonstrations of instruments and seminars with discussion of video and written material studied
before the seminars. An individual project work where the student carries out an investigation into the
work environment within a particular profession.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to give the student theoretical and practical knowledge
on how general work environment development should be pursued, how work accidents can be
prevented, how ergonomics and organizational factors can be assessed and developed. After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand and describe methods and processes used in sustainable work environment work.
  2. Explain how risks of occupational accidents can be identified and prevented.
  3. Describe what ergonomic risks are and how they can be identified and prevented.
  4. Describe the organizational and social work environment, as well as how risks can be identified and prevented.
  5. Describe the concept of Man-Technology-Organization.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

120 credits in technical science, natural science, medical science (incl. Audiologist, Physiotherapist)
or human resources science. Alternatively, at least 2 years of professional experience in work
environment development. English B/6

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web CH107V

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Main field of study

Technology and Health

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Caroline Ingeborg Jegerschöld (