Advanced Human Factors

AVA80008 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 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

The unit is designed to develop in participants an advanced understanding of the impact of human factors on pilot performance within the operational environment. In particular, participants will examine the political and organisational factors which influence pilot performance and develop the skills necessary to recognise these and respond appropriately

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