Spring term, odd years
426 Rogers Hall
This course is designed to provide graduate students with introductions to a broad range of methods appropriate for studying humans, tasks, environments and their interaction along with various topics in the area of Human Factors/Ergonomics. This course will have a reading/discussion format.
- Office Ergonomics
- Gait and Balance
- Anthropometry, Range of Motion
- Low Back Biomechanics
- Upper Extremities Biomechanics
- Exposure Assessment, Self-reporting
- Cognitive Demands on Physical Responses
- Research plan presentation and discussion-Physical ergonomics
- Mental Workload Assessment
- Driving Performance
- Situation Awareness
- Visual Codes, Auditory Disruption
- Research plan presentation and discussion-Cognitive ergonomics
- Virtual Environment
- Product Design, Usability
The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:
- Earn knowledge of human factors/Ergonomics terminology, equipment, models and various research areas related to human factors.
- Become proficient in reviewing published research papers in the human factors area.
- Gain familiarity with the content and characteristics of different types of human factors journals.
- Design human factors/ergonomics experiments to solve research questions using proper methodologies.
- Select proper statistical methods to analyze data.
- Formulate research proposals in an appropriate format.