University of Guelph 1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

75-424 Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics W(3-2) [0.75]

This course introduces the methods available for reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Topics include: biomechanical, psychphysical, physiological, and integrated approaches to performing physical demands analyses, anatomy and etiology of low back injuries and upper limb disorders, principles of redesigning tasks to reduce the risk of injury, pre-employment screening and legislated guidelines. Students apply the course material to ergonomic assessments performed in industrial environments.

Prerequisites: 05-121 or 75-327 or (75-227, 75-360).
Course Profile

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
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