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BMC 199 Ergonomics

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Course Description

Ergonomics is the science that addresses human performance and well-being in relation to the tasks that are being completed, the equipment used, and the environment in which work is being completed. In this introductory ergonomics course, you will learn about the prevention of occupational illness and injury by making changes to the design of work and workplaces.

Course Details

Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify ergonomic concerns through a variety of methods, and begin developing solutions. You will: explore the physiological, cognitive and psychosocial factors that impact peoples' capabilities and limitations, learn basic design principles that optimize human performance, and discover methods to assess the effectiveness of changes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define ergonomics and understand its applications within an occupational health and safety context.
  • Apply the science of anthropometry to the design of work areas
  • Discuss the physiological impact of work on the body
  • Understand the biomechanical impact of the design of work and employee work practices
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Describe the ergonomics risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders, and how they may be reduced.
  • Describe the purpose of a job demands analysis and how it differs from an ergonomics assessment
  • Explain the steps involved in conducting an ergonomics assessment
  • Identify tools and methods available to evaluate a variety of manual handling activities
  • Utilize guidelines on job design to improve organizational factors of jobs
  • Examine work area design and work practices to reduce ergonomics risk factors in an office environment
  • Define the components of an ergonomics program

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  BMC 199 - 018 Ergonomics  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM
25 Oct 2016 to 28 Oct 2016
Number of Sessions: 4 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Donald Macdonald
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: The Rules of Work – A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Dan MacLeod

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

 

For information on the UofC Bookstore hours, store locations or how to purchase textbooks please go to: http://www.calgarybookstore.ca

To compare new and used textbook prices, visit: http://calgary.verbacompare.com/comparison?id=104502

  Section Notes:  

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  
 
  BMC 199 - 019 Ergonomics  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Wed 6:00PM - 9:00PM
18 Jan 2017 to 22 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Donald Macdonald
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: The Rules of Work – A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Dan MacLeod

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

 

For information on the UofC Bookstore hours, store locations or how to purchase textbooks please go to: http://www.calgarybookstore.ca

To compare new and used textbook prices, visit: http://calgary.verbacompare.com/comparison?id=104502

  Section Notes:  Please note, this course will have two instructors.

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  
 
  BMC 199 - 020 Ergonomics  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30AM - 5:00PM
24 Apr 2017 to 27 Apr 2017
Number of Sessions: 4 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Donald Macdonald
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: The Rules of Work – A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Dan MacLeod

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

 

For information on the UofC Bookstore hours, store locations or how to purchase textbooks please go to: http://www.calgarybookstore.ca

To compare new and used textbook prices, visit: http://calgary.verbacompare.com/comparison?id=104502

  Section Notes:  

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  
 


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