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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Focuses on Human Factors in the operational aviation environment and practical application to Crew Resource Management. A case study approach allows students to understand and apply this safety oriented problem solving and crisis management discipline, in both aviation and other workplace situations.

Unit content

Module 1: Human Factors in Aviation: Principles and fundamentals

Module 2: Systems and the evolution of safe practice

Module 3: Communications

Module 4: Human Performance

Module  5: Crew Resource Management

Module 6: The wider application of Human Factors in organisation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate an understanding of the Human Factors discipline, the role it plays in the safety of aviation operations and its application in other operational environments
2 describe the interface between systems, technology, environment and the human operators and be able to recognise the strengths, vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the human element in operations
3 apply Human Factors theory through Crew Resource Management.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the Human Factors discipline, the role it plays in the safety of aviation operations and its application in other operational environments
  2. describe the interface between systems, technology, environment and the human operators and be able to recognise the strengths, vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the human element in operations
  3. apply Human Factors theory through Crew Resource Management.

Prescribed texts

  • Salas, E & Maurino, D (eds), 2010, Human Factors in Aviation, 2nd edn, Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.