University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PSYCHOL 7336 - Human Factors

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 4020
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to M Psych (O&HF) and PhD/MPsych(O&HF) students only or by permission of Head of School
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Presentation & written report

Humans have a range of physical and psychological capabilities that necessarily constrain how they interact with their environment and perform tasks. This course provides an understanding of major areas of human factors such as these physical and psychological capabilities and limitations, and how applying human factors can optimise performance in a range of situations. It addresses how technology can be shaped to benefit human performance and includes information on how the human body works, and how information is processed. Specific topics include the effects of ambient conditions, stimulus-response compatibility in a range of practical situations, and accidents.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4020 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24768 LE01 17 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 5pm  
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 5pm  
Note: These classes will be held in Hughes 527.