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.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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Melbourne
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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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.55% response rate.

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: Student feedback
Feedback
Teamwork at distance continues to be a concern for students.
Recommendation
Include the Teamwork Role Test as a non-graded requirement. Then form teams based on student preferred roles to achieve a balance of strengths within each team.
Action Taken
The Teamwork Role Test was included to assist team formation.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some students did not like developing a poster abstract.
Recommendation
The ability to present information visually is an authentic human factors design skill and thus will remain an assessable item. A tutorial on developing a poster will continue to be provided.
Action Taken
A tutorial on poster development continues to be provided to students.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The balance of learning material (readings, lectures and tutorials) was appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue this practice.
Action Taken
This practice was continued.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Source: Personal reflection
Feedback
Teamwork continues to challenge students
Recommendation
Reform assessments to enhance the development of teamworking skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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