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At the end of this module students should be able to:
• Apply the principles of ergonomics to the person, the task, work equipment and work environment for the purposes of reducing work-related injury and illness.
• Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise ergonomics in the workplace.
• Integrate current knowledge of the principles of ergonomics into a workplace setting, evaluate the need for ergonomic interventions, understand the musculoskeletal risks to the human body from inappropriate ergonomic design, and recommend appropriate solutions.
• Critically evaluate the relevance and influence of human behaviour in the workplace in the context of OSH management.
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the differences between individual, group and organisational behaviour and the role leadership can play in promoting OSH in the workplace;
• Demonstrate a critical awareness of workplace stress and the associated mental health issues which can arise in the workplace.
• Communicate an understanding of the theories underpinning approaches recommended for workplace communications that can promote a positive OSH workplace culture and climate.
• Self reflect on their own learning and development and demonstrate an awareness of the role lifelong learning plays in the OSH professional.
Ergonomics and risk assessment
Musculoskeletal system and disorders
Dignity and Respect in the workplace
Lifelong learning and communications
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Individual feedback will provided alongside provisional grades within 20 working days of submission on Brightspace.
|Dr Conor Buggy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|