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At the end of this module students will be able to:
Explain the physical structure and function of the human body in relation to work and have an understanding of related ergonomic problems including musculoskeletal disorders that can arise;
Apply the principles of ergonomics to the person, the task, work systems, environment and equipment design;
Carry out a basic ergonomic assessment;
Demonstrate understanding of the influence of individual, group and organisational factors on human behaviour in the workplace;
Understand the role health and safety leadership in plays in an organisation to advance OSH culture;
Explain the significance of organisational culture and be able to develop strategies for organisational change and for the promotion of a health and safety culture;
Use the theories of learning and training as a basis to develop and advise on the implementation of OSH training programmes and communication strategies;
Understand the basic theories of stress at work and be able to develop, advise and implement policies to prevent work-related stress;
Understand the role unconscious bias and awareness of dignity and respect in the workplace has on workplace wellbeing.
Sustainable Development Goal Alignment:
The learning outcomes of this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 3 Good Health and SDG 8 Decent Work from an occupational health and wellbeing perspective.
The learning outcomes of this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 4 Quality Education as this module contributes to fostering an inclusive and equitable education that promotes lifelong learning for all.
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.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Project: Ergonomic Risk Assessment||Week 7||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Project: Self-directed learning portfolio||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|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 Penpatra Sripaiboonkij||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|