HK*4240 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, psychophysical, 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.
Prerequisite(s): ENGG*1210 or HK*3600
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences