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ERGONOMICS PSK464 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will know the importance of ergonomic applications for human health.
2) Will know how to use ergonomics to increase productivity and performance.
3) Will describe ergonomic approaches to work design.
4) Will explain psychological approaches to accident reduction.
5) Will identify physical stressors in the workplace.
6) Will understand how alternative work schedules influence worker attitudes and behavior.
7) Will describe the impact of alcoholism and drug abuse in the work place.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Acquainted and Introduction to Ergonomics
2nd Week General Principles of Ergonomics
3rd Week Ergonomic Approach to Work Conditions: Anthropometric Approach
4th Week Ergonomic Approach to Work Conditions: Biomechanical Approach
5th Week Ergonomic Approach to Work Conditions: Physiological Approach
6th Week Human Computer Interactions in the Workplace
7th Week Principles of Primary Health Care and Ergonomics
8th Week Mid-term and Safety and Accidents: Introduction
9th Week Safety and Accidents: Approaches to Reducing Accidents
10th Week Physical Stressors in the Workplace
11th Week Work Schedules
12th Week Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the Workplace
13th Week Case Studies
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGKarwowski, W. (2006). Handbook of standards and guidelines in ergonomics and human factors. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Project
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Assignment130
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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