Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course will examine advanced topics in applied ergonomics and occupational biomechanics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding workplace-related injuries from biomechanical, psychophysical, and physiological approaches. Topics will include the anatomy and etiology of low back and upper limb disorders in the workplace, appropriate ergonomics tool usage, workplace assessment, physical demands analysis, quantification of injury risk factors, workplace redesign, and legislated guidelines in ergonomics.