University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PSYCHOL 7336 - Human Factors

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
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
Pre-Requisite: PSYCHOL 7330 and PSYCHOL 7331
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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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20260 SE01 20 13 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm  
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm  
Note: These classes will be held in Hughes 527.