Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5341. Exposure Assessment in Ergonomics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: BME 5339 (RG3445).

Grading Basis: Graded

The goal of the course is to develop a broad understanding of ergonomic risk factors, knowledge of the measurement modalities available for characterizing workplace risk, and an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of each modality. Students will be introduced to the use of laboratory techniques (EMG, videotaping and digitization, digital motion capture, force cells, accelerometry and exercise physiology). They will also be instructed in methods used in ergonomic work-site assessment, ranging from simple checklists (geared towards worker-based interventions), through detailed time/motion studies, self-report effort scales, epidemiological instruments, and psychosocial and organizational measurement tools. The grade will depend on completion of a laboratory-based, field or epidemiological project.

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