HUM500 - Human Factors Ethics and Safety

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Subject Title
Human Factors Ethics and Safety

Subject Description
Students examine the physiology and psychology of human factors with respect to a career in aviation. Students analyze aircraft incident and accident reports to learn about the effects of stress and fatigue on aircraft performance and safety. Students use the Hawkins SHELL model, Kern?s airmanship model and Reason?s model, to examine human factors engineering in flight deck design, crew resource management, survival (including first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and exposure and wilderness survival techniques) and human factors in aircraft accidents.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze human factors and errors to explain their impact on the aviation.
  2. Apply Hawkins conceptual SHELL model to explain how aviation systems contribute to human performance and active and latent failures. 
  3. Apply Kern’s model for airmanship to flight deck discipline.
  4. Explain how the measurement of light and the physiology of the human eye contribute to visual illusions in a flying environment.
  5. Analyze fatigue, body rhythms and human physiology as causative factors in aviation accidents. 
  6. Explain the application of Reason's model to aviation safety research. 
  7. Manage interpersonal factors to improve crew performance and flight safety.
  8. Analyze the need for human factors in flight deck design to discuss problems arising from the development of automated systems.
  9. Explain how human factors contributed to selected aircraft accidents to suggest ways in which these accidents could have been prevented.

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