75202 - Ergonomics

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

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

▪ Appraise possible application fo ergonomic principles in the occupational field

▪ Describe themain factors able to influence work ability

Apply methods for biomechanical risk assessment of manual work

Course contents

Intoduction to ergonomics

BodyMechanics atWork: 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 awritten test (2or 3 questions); some more details could be requested to the student (oraltest) on the same topic.

Teaching tools

Scientific journal articles

Photos or Videos of manual jobs


Office hours

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