June 06 - June 13, 2022

Course Overview

This course aims to:

Provide a broad-based introduction to ergonomic principles and their application in the design of work,

equipment and the workplace. Consideration is given to musculo-skeletal disorders, manual handling,

ergonomic aspects of the environment as well as to the social and legal aspects.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course successfully, the student will be able to:

  • apply ergonomic principles to the creation of safer, healthier and more efficient and effective activities in the workplace;
  • conduct ergonomic risk assessments;
  • develop appropriate control measures for ergonomic risk factors;
  • describe work-related causes of musculo-skeletal disorders;
  • design a workplace according to good ergonomic principles;
  • assess ergonomic aspects of the working environment and work organisation.

Course Format

Normally run as a 5 day taught course [minimum 45 hours including lectures, tutorials,

practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination].

There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.

Course Content

Topic

Title

Time Allocation

1

2

3

4

5

6

Overview of Ergonomics

Ergonomics Methods & Techniques

Musculo-skeletal Disorders

Workplace, Job and Product Design

Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment

Standards and Social Aspects

20%

20%

20%

20%

10%

10%

Note: Reference is made to standards and good practice documentation. This may not be the most up-to-date relevant publications and is intended as guidance for candidates only.