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Fall 2009

Dr. J. Dennerlein, Mr. T. Courtney, Dr. V. Ciriello
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

Occupational ergonomics applies the fundamental science and theories of epidemiology, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology, to name a few, to the design and implementation of physical environments with the goal of optimizing system performance and human well-being. Within the public health framework, ergonomics focuses on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, injury and disability, especially those associates with lifting and repetitive tasks. Prevention efforts will focus on redesigning of sick jobs and a systematic and process approach to physical ergonomics programs.

Course Activities: Lectures and group discussions, and a term project analyzing a real world job.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2008

Dr. J. Dennerlein, Mr. T. Courtney, Dr. V. Ciriello
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

Occupational ergonomics applies the fundamental science and theories of epidemiology, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology, to name a few, to the design and implementation of physical environments with the goal of optimizing system performance and human well-being. Within the public health framework, ergonomics focuses on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, injury and disability, especially those associates with lifting and repetitive tasks. Prevention efforts will focus on redesigning of sick jobs and a systematic and process approach to physical ergonomics programs.

Course Activities: Lectures and group discussions, and a term project analyzing a real world job.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2007

Dr. J. Dennerlein, Mr. T. Courtney, Dr. V. Ciriello
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

Emphasizes the design of the job "to fit the worker" in terms of both productivity and the prevention of injuries. Specific problems are investigated which result from the nature of the job itself, e.g., musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain and repetitive stress injuries of the upper extremity and human error. Fundamental ergonomic topics, such as human physiology, occupational biomechanics, epidemiology, and work place design, are considered in the development of good job design principles.
Course Activities: Lectures and group discussions, and a term project analyzing a real world job. (5.06)

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2006

Dr. J. Dennerlein, Mr. T. Courtney, Dr. V. Ciriello
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

Emphasizes the design of the job "to fit the worker" in terms of both productivity and the prevention of injuries. Specific problems are investigated which result from the nature of the job itself, e.g., musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain and repetitive stress injuries of the upper extremity and human error. Fundamental ergonomic topics, such as human physiology, occupational biomechanics, epidemiology, and work place design, are considered in the development of good job design principles.
Course Activities: Lectures and group discussions, and a term project analyzing a real world job. (5.06)

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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