Human Factors and Performance in Aviation

AVA20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

Results:
7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

Census:
31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20


Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamental and important concepts in human factors as they relate to safe operation of aircraft.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify essential psychological concepts such as personality, inter-personal communication, attention and vigilance.

2. Explain and discuss how humans interact with automation on the flightdeck.

3. Recognise and discuss important models of human behaviour in relation to errors.

4. Identify the fundamental principles of crew resource management.

5. Explain and discuss how the techniques of CRM can be used to improve and enhance human performance on the flightdeck.

6. Define and discuss the concept of threat and error management. Identify essential psychological concepts such as personality, inter-personal communication, attention and vigilance.

 
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) developed in this Unit
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following CLOs:
 
Bachelor of Aviation
2. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of Aviation Human Factors, Aviation Management and Aviation Technology to critically analyse and solve problems and implement solutions in global professional airline and aviation practice.
3. Work autonomously and in teams within organisations with a focus on safety, quality, legality and profitability applying ethical standards with professional accountability.
5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in a professional aviation context.
 
Bachelor of Aviation (Management)
2. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of Aviation Human Factors, Aviation Management and Aviation Technology to critically analyse and solve problems and implement solutions in global professional airline and aviation practice.
3. Work autonomously and in teams within organisations with a focus on safety, quality, legality and profitability applying ethical standards with professional accountability.
5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in a professional aviation context.