INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMICS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify ergonomic risk factors, select the appropriate assessment tool and conduct a detailed ergonomic risk assessment
- Identify and analyze the biomechanical aspects of a manual material handling task and develop design recommendations to reduce the risk of injury
- Evaluate an office work area for ergonomic concerns and provide design recommendations to improve performance and reduce injury risk
- Assess a work-rest schedule and develop recommendations based on the physical demands of the task, worker characteristics and environmental conditions 5
- Discuss the applicability of various standardized ergonomic assessment tools, including OWAS, RULA, REBA, and the Strain Index
- Discuss various program management issues and the value-added of an integrated ergonomics program
Course DescriptionIntroduces the fundamental principles of ergonomics, including terminology, concepts, and applications of physiology, anthropometry, biomechanics, psychology, and engineering to work place and work methods design. Emphasizes the complex relationships among workers, job demands, work place designs, and work methods. Prepares students for advanced study in safety science, industrial hygiene, injury prevention, industrial engineering, and safety and health management.
Intended AudienceStudents in the MSPH OEH PTIB program and others interested in this topic.
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation based on assignments, and mid-term and final exams.
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Contact Information(from old syllabus)
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