Course Brief

The course aims to: a)    Strengthen the student's understanding of the role of ergonomics in occupational health and safety, b)    Provide the student with the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake basic ergonomic evaluations of working environments and make suitable recommendations on the basis of those evaluations.

  • This course is offered in 36 hours

At the end of the course, the student will:

a)    Understand the concept of the human – machine interface,
b)    Be able to explain the factors influencing the reception, processing and storage of information in humans,
c)    Understand how physiological characteristics influence the extent of physical activity,
d)    Have acquired knowledge of anthropometric principles and their application,
e)    Be able to demonstrate the application of ergonomics in the occupational environment.

The course will consider both the physiological and psychological aspects of ergonomics. Specific subjects will include ergonomic physiology of work, manual handling, repetitive task, the effects of posture, Information processing and human-machine interactions.

The emphasis will be on student-centered work supported by distance learning materials. WebCT will be used to support this course.

Methods of AssessmentWeighting %Minimum Pass Mark
Written Report6040%
  • BSc. (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Top-Up)

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register on or before DECEMBER 22, 2023 and get 10% off your first semester tuition.

    The BSc (Hons) Occupational Health, Safety and Environment extended final year top-up degree, awarded by the University of Greenwich, is structured to provide a viable option to graduates of:

    • Associate Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from COSTAATT
    • Associate Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Cipriani College
    • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
    • Associate Degree in a Science or Engineering discipline & SBCS GLI Fundamentals to Health Safety and the Environment

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    CLASSES BEGIN: 03 February 2024

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    Highlights at a glance -

    • Extended Final Year (Top-up) 2 years in duration
    • IOSH Accredited (Global Recognition and Portability)
    • Graduates will be eligible to apply for Graduate Membership from IOSH.
    • Expert Lecturers

    At SBCS we focus on -.

    • Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
    • Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.