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Unit description

Focuses on Human Factors in the operational aviation environment and practical application to Crew Resource Management. A case study approach allows students to understand and apply this safety oriented problem solving and crisis management discipline, in both aviation and other workplace situations.    

Unit content

Topic 1: Human Factors in Aviation: Principles and fundamentals

Topic 2: Organisational Perspectives

Topic 3: Vehicles, systems and the evolution of safe practice

Topic 4:  Human Factors and Flight Safety

Topic 5:  Human Performance I: Physiological & psychophysiological issues

Topic 6: Human Performance II: Groups & teams; crisis management

Topic 7: Communications I: Outline

Topic 8: Communications II: The professional environment

Topic 9: Crew Resource Management I: Application of the SHEL model

Topic 10: Crew Resource Management II: Safe operations      

Topic 11: Accident and incident investigation

Topic 12: The wider application of Human Factors in organisations

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the Human Factors discipline, the role it plays in the safety of aviation operations and its application in other operational environments Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the interface between systems, technology, environment and the human operators and be able to recognise the strengths, vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the human element in operations Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3apply Human Factors theory through Crew Resource ManagementIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4identify and explain the role of communications, leadership, people skills, culture, and psychophysiological issues in the safe operation of complex systemsIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate basic investigative skills with an understanding of the concepts of risk and crisis management, and operational safety and securityIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the Human Factors discipline, the role it plays in the safety of aviation operations and its application in other operational environments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the interface between systems, technology, environment and the human operators and be able to recognise the strengths, vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the human element in operations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply Human Factors theory through Crew Resource Management
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. identify and explain the role of communications, leadership, people skills, culture, and psychophysiological issues in the safe operation of complex systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate basic investigative skills with an understanding of the concepts of risk and crisis management, and operational safety and security
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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