2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|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||Intellectual rigour||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||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply Human Factors theory through Crew Resource Management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||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||Intellectual rigour||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||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Salas, E. and Maurino, D. (Eds.), 2010, Human Factors in Aviation,, 2nd edn, Elsevier., Burlington, MA.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Case Study Presentation||30%|
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