OCHS12019 - Human Factors

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the discipline of human factors and how a knowledge of human strengths and limitations, both cognitive and physical, can lead to better safety outcomes. This unit addresses end-user design issues and human variability in occupational contexts. You will explore human factors principles and learn to assess human interaction concerns using a variety of human factors methods. You will also develop skills to make human factors design recommendations to enhance human performance.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite study of 24 credit points.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
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Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Group Work 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The individual assistance by the lecturer assisted my overall performance in the unit.
Recommendation
Remain available to students to clarify queries.
Action Taken
Assistance was provided to students upon request.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Information regarding the poster could be improved.
Recommendation
Information on developing the poster will be reviewed and updated for future offerings.
Action Taken
Information on the poster was made more explicit and a dedicated tutorial was developed on each of the assessment items.
Source: Personal reflection
Feedback
Teamwork continues to challenge students
Recommendation
Reform assessments to enhance the development of teamworking skills.
Action Taken
Preliminary teamwork tasks were encouraged earlier in the term.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
The pre-lecture videos are an excellent preview to the weeks learning, they make learning and revision easy.
Recommendation
Continue to provide students with the weekly pre-recorded lecture series.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
The group assessment was challenging and a practical way of learning.
Recommendation
Students will continue to be supported throughout the teamwork assignment, as group work at distance can be challenging.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the discipline of human factors including physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics in a variety of contexts
  2. Analyse work systems and equipment design in accordance with user needs, capabilities and limitations
  3. Demonstrate the use of human factors assessment tools for addressing human interaction problems within various occupational contexts
  4. Develop teamwork and project management skills through the application of human factors assessment and problem solving.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Group Work
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Group Work