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SLE724 - Human Factors

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Enrolment modes:(X)
Offerings: Trimester 2
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBH724

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

D Mann

Prerequisite:

Nil

Contact hours:

Please refer to the Unit Guide for any details regarding the contact hours

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit covers both human factors and workplace control.  Major topics covered are the philosophy and principles of ergonomics, including fitting the task to the worker; applied occupational anthropometry and biomechanics and its application to hazards such a manual handling; work physiology and work rate assessment; the thermal environment, heat stress and heat stress indices including Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), the Heat Stress Index (HIS), predicted sweat rates and the ISO methods (ISO 7243 and ISO 7933); workplace lighting, glare and discomfort, task lighting and methods of assessment.  Control topics include the hierarchy of control, engineering controls and personal protective clothing and equipment.

Assessment

Four assignments (10% each) 40%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a minimum mark of 50% in the examination and an overall mark of 50%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$565$565$1006$3153$3307

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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