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Introduction to Ergonomics29375/1674/1920/1/52
Study guide

Introduction to Ergonomics

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • International programmes Science and Technology, programme stage 2
    Choice package:
    • Keuzevakken IV
In other study programme:
  • Bachelor of Integral Safety as Introduction to Ergonomics
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Teaching staff: Van der Sypt Gert, Wera Sandra
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2019 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: This course unit is eligible for compensation according to the compensated fail criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 78,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

The student critically investigates the evolving legislation while executing specific searches.
The student describes the different forms of incorrect work posture.
The student describes the operation of the human body and the influence of heavy work and incorrect work posture.
The student interprets the compliance of legal regulations concerning the arrangement of workplaces, working height, risk analysis,...
The student can coach a small group of employees with regard to back prevention.
The student can explain the need for ergonomics at the workplace from different approaches (Physical, cognitive and organisational).

Educational organisation (list)

Exam duration
Estimated time for testing2,50 hours
Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials24,50 hours
Work time outside of contact hours51,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearKnowledge test80,00Dit examen wordt (deels) schriftelijk, digitaal en/of mondeling afgenomen. Tenzij het technisch niet mogelijk is.
Academic yearSkills assessment simulation20,00De student kan een groep werknemers trainen rond rugpreventie
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00Dit examen wordt (deels) schriftelijk, digitaal en/of mondeling afgenomen. Tenzij het technisch niet mogelijk is.