Curricular Unit:Code:
Ergonomics997ERGO
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
2UndergraduateQuality, Environment and Safety Management4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
This curricular unit aims to give a conceptual, interdisciplinar and global framework, searching for development of knowledge, capacities and competencies on the Ergonomic domain, in an organizational context.
Skills/Competences to develop:
(i) To know how to analyze and integrate a set of theoretical and practical knowledge of ergonomics;
(ii To know how to organize, plan and apply methods and techniques of work ergonomic analysis;
(iii) Develop ergonomic intervention skills at the work environments.
Syllabus:
Ergonomic Approach: origins and guidelines; Concept, goals and methodology. Ergonomic work’ analysis; Human activity at work. Work activity: Variations, regulations and compromises. Ergonomic Approach: a method of understand the human activity at the workplace; Methods and techniques of research Ergonomic and work organization. From diagnosis to the intervention: analysis and reflection.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
1st unit - Syllabus contents focus on specific theoretical issues in the domain of Ergonomics Approach, thus meeting the course goals, namely: to understand and integrate concepts, models and theories of the conceptual framework of Ergonomics.
2st unit, 3nd unit - Syllabus contents focus on specific theoretical and practical issues and integration of ergonomic work analysis allowing to integrate knowledge, abilities and skills to design, operate and evaluate the ergonomic interventions, through technical and ethical conduct.
4th unit - Syllabus contents focus on the practical application of concepts and processes allowing an integrate analysis of ergonomics interventions and quality management systems; to show autonomy and responsibility in professional practice.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debates and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the accomplishment of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
1st unit - Theoretical exposition of contents related to this study area; presentation and handling of materials used in ergonomics approach; Individual and group debate of cases illustrating different problems and issues; Practical exercises aimed at demonstrating knowledge and skills in understanding the specificity of ergonomics. 2st unit, 3nd unit – Practical exposition of contents related to this study area; Presentation and handling of materials used in ergonomics; Individual and group debate of cases illustrating different problems of ergonomic evaluation and intervention. 4th unit - Theoretical and practical reflection; Articulation with different tools of quality management; Presentation of real cases; individual analysis and group discussion; show autonomy and responsibility in professional practice.
Reading:
Arezes, P. et al (2017). Occupational Safety and Hygiene. London: Taylor & Francis Group
Caetano, A. & Vala, J. (2002). Gestão de Recursos Humanos: Contextos, Processos e Técnicas. Lisboa: Editora RH.
Castillo, J. & Villena, J. (2005). Ergonomia: conceitos e métodos. Lisboa: Dinalivro.
Daniellou, F. (2004). A ergonomia em busca dos seus princípios: debates epistemológicos. São Paulo: Edgard Bl?cher.
Falzon, P. (2007). Ergonomia. São Paulo: Edgard Blücher
Guérin, F., Laville, A., Daniellou, F., Duraffoug, J., & Kerguelen, A. (2001). Compreender o trabalho para transformá-lo: a prática da ergonomia. São Paulo: Edgard Bl?cher.
Grandjean, E. (2004). Manual de Ergonomia: Adaptando o trabalho ao homem. Porto Alegre: Bookman.
Montmollin, M. (1995). A Ergonomia. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget
Peretti, J.M. (2001). Recursos Humanos. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.
Rio, R. & Pires, L. (2001). Ergonomia : fundamentos da prática ergonómica. São Paulo : LTr