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SSE 851 – Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems

This course is a continuation of the assessment and analysis of ergonomic risk factors, but will also address issues such as the NIOSH Lifting Equation, Office Ergonomics, special issues and problem areas in ergonomics, and legal concerns with ergonomic related legislation. In addition, this course will provide an understanding of the breadth and depth of human factors issues that influence the design, implementation, and evaluation of products and systems. Emphasizing the close relationship between basic theory and application, students should be able to delineate a framework for the research process, present an integrated view of the current state of knowledge, and examine how these factors can be applied to system design. This course will also address such concepts as situation awareness and highlight topics of interest, with additional focus on computer applications and human-computer interaction, ergonomic issues for construction workers and issues in material handling.

Instructor: Program Coordinator Michael Schumann

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