Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

OESM 103 - Introduction To Ergonomics

  • Prerequisite: OESM 101

An introduction to the basic issues of ergonomics and their occupational applications, focusing on how to adapt the tasks to workers. Topics include work station design, man and machine interaction, lighting, load handling, and shift work.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of OESM 103, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of ergonomics including an overview of the field, scope of activities and major principles.
  • Apply knowledge of the major principles of ergonomics to personal and professional settings.
  • Share ergonomics with others to facilitate positive lifestyles, reduce injury and enhance performance.
  • Identify basic concepts related to "Cognitive Ergonomics".
  • Identify psychosocial factors including individual and group diversity
  • Perform a detailed process analysis and a comprehensive job analysis.
  • Employ customer-focused problem solving to analyze a process/service
  • Develop an ergonomic assessment checklist and use it to evaluate a workplace.
  • Work in a group to research information on an ergonomic intervention case study based on current research and occupational information and develop a written project for presentation to the class.
  • Design and conduct an ergonomic intervention.

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