Advanced Human Factors
- One Semester or equivalent
- Nil Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
Aims and objectives
Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the various approaches to human factors application, and how they relate to Systems Engineering and Occupational Health and Safety
2. Identify and evaluate the means of assessing the impact of Human Factors activities within an organisation
3. Describe the aims and objectives associated with the investigation of human factors accidents and incidents and outline accident causation models
4. Explain the concept of Human Error and critically evaluate the theoretical approaches which purport to explain the origins of Human Error
5. Explain the concepts of usability engineering and assessment
6. Identify and describe methods of human factors testing and analysis in operational environments
7. Demonstrate through creative and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments in Human Factors
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
*Scheduled face to face: N/A
*Scheduled synchronous online Learning events: N/A
Non-scheduled online learning events and activities: 48 hours
Other non-scheduled learning events and activities including independent study: approx. 102 hours
Individual or Group task
Assesses attainment of these ULOs
As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:
(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and
(ii) must complete all assignments.
Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) in full, will receive a maximum of 44% as the total mark for the unit and will not be eligible for a conceded pass.
General skills outcomes
• analysis skills,
• problem solving skills,
• communications skills,
• ability to tackle unfamiliar problems, and
• ability to work independently.
• Human factors course development
• Organisational safety culture
• Politics and air safety
• Safety: maintenance
• Safety: ground handling
• Advanced accident investigation
• Behaviour analysis in aviation
• Cognitive task analysis
• Aeronautical decisions: the future
• Disaster management
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.