75202 - Ergonomics

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

▪    Appraise possible application fo ergonomic principles in the occupational field

▪    Describe the main factors able to influence work ability

Apply methods for biomechanical risk assessment of manual work


Course contents

Intoduction to ergonomics

Body Mechanics at Work: risk assessment and design

User -Centered Workplace design Using Anthropometric data

Static Work: Principles for Risk assesment and Design

Repetetive tasks:Risk Assesment and Task design

Design and Evaluation of Manual Handling Tasks


R.S Bridger. Introduction to ergonomics. Third Edition. CRC press; Taylor and Francis Group. 2008

Teaching methods


Video analysis of manual jobs

Antropometric and biomechanical parameters recording

Assessment methods

The final exam will consist of a written test  (2 or 3 questions); some more details could be requested to the student (oral test) on the same topic.

Teaching tools

Scientific journal articles 

Photos or Videos of manual jobs


Office hours

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