Course Description

This course is an overview of human factors, the study and understanding of interactions between people and their environments.  Key areas covered include psychology, workplace design, fatigue, error, and engineering as they relate to health, profit and loss, performance, and liability. Examine and learn from models and plans that reduce the negative impacts and enhance the positive aspects of human factors.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Understand that even the most competent personnel can commit operational errors
  • Identify strategies to control operational errors
  • Explain the differences between errors, mistakes, deviations and violations
  • Have a working knowledge of a number of concept models
  • Comprehend the depth of material available in this field for future study
  • Recognize how organizational culture impacts individual and team behaviours with respect to safety.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Jul 09, 2024 to Aug 26, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $499.00
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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