Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Technology, Work and Health, 120 credits (TTAHM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 13/03/2019
Approved: 13/03/2019

The programme aims to provide a deeper understanding of the interplay between human, technology and organisation, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance. The programme will give the student knowledge and proficiency in proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) management, as well as in how to plan, design and analyse work environments.

The graduates will further possess advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics, applicable for work with development of organisations and processes, with focus on improvements of work and ergonomic interventions for a sustainable working life.

After graduation, the student will be able to actively influence and manage change and development projects within the field of technical work environments. The student will have knowledge if risk assessment methods, safety strategies and project management within production and product development. The programme is a suitable foundation for research studies within technology, work and health.

Knowledge and understanding

Graduates from the programme, shall have knowledge and understanding of:

  • How to pursue a consultative and proactive OSH management work.

  • How work, work activities and organisations can be analysed and designed to promote safe and sustainable work practices, as well as individual health and wellbeing. 

  • How effective OSH management work can influence an organisation’s quality, productivity and financial performance.

  • How projects, interventions and change processes can be managed from ergonomic and system perspectives.

  • How physical work environments can be analysed and evaluated.

  • The roles of the social partners, as well as the legislative framework relevant for OSH management and the work environment.

  • Professional demands for competence and independence, in relation to both the own organisation and potential customers’. This includes being able to refer matters to other specialists and professions.

Skills and abilities

Graduates from the programme shall on individual basis, acquire skills and abilities to independently being able to:

  • Work from a systems perspective on humans, technology and organisations. 

  • Actively manage, or commission, measures for an improved technical work environment.

  • Plan and manage ergonomics projects and interventions regarding the interplay between human, technology and work organisation.

  • Perform work environment investigations, including analyses and evaluations of measurements, with the purpose of assessing risk and improve the technical and organisational work environment.

  • Communicate the results, both orally and in writing, in dialogue with different stakeholders, to clearly account for and discuss their conclusions and the arguments on which these are based.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

Graduates from the programme shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Participate in the creation towards sustainable work environments, through a systems perspective on the OSH management work, with respect to professional, ethical, social and economic aspects.

  • Acquire a professional and inter-disciplinary approach, based on science and good praxis within the area.