PS5109 - Ergonomics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Registered Australian Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Completion of an
overseas recognised physiotherapy or occupational therapy qualification. Completion
of this subject within the degree Masters of Rehabilitation will not enable Australian
registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists or occupational therapists.
Ergonomics focuses on the human-machine-environment (HME) model and promotes a systems
based approach to understanding problems within this model. Breakdowns in this HME
system may present as musculoskeletal problems. This subject develops the students'
understanding of the components of the HME model and how they may affect the person.
Through a series of on-line learning modules the subject is intended to develop assessment
and management skills related to components of the HME system for the clinical therapist.
Ergonomics is not confined to the traditional workplace and the issues presented and
discussed in this subject are as relevant to the athlete as they are to the worker.
- demonstrate the ability to evaluate or design the physical work environment to suit
an individual or the general population;
- demonstrate the ability to use a range of standardised assessment tools for the assessment
of the physical work environment;
- apply the human information processing system to optimise behavioural change;
- describe key aspects of the Human-Machine- Environment system and how it may affect
- examine the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and workplace factors.
||Registered Australian Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Completion of an
overseas recognised physiotherapy or occupational therapy qualification.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Helen Land.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 13 hours lectures - Online lectures
- 110 hours - Self directed learning
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU and Other
||workbook 1 (30%); workbook 2 (30%); ergonomic report (40%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest