|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).|
|1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar|