ERHS 540 Principles of Ergonomics (3) (Fall only)
This graduate level ergonomics course covers the principles of ergonomics with a focus on the physiological and anatomical capabilities of the worker and the interaction with their work environment. The course will include ergonomic systems approach, anthropometry, work physiology, patterns of work, health outcomes and risk assessment, workplace and equipment design, manual materials handling, work environment, job analysis, exposure assessment, and ergonomics laboratory methods.
ERHS 679 Occupational and Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Symposium (1) (Fall and Spring)
This interdisciplinary will be each semester and is required for all MAP ERC trainees. Topics will include current issues and emerging trends related to occupational and environmental health. The course will offer multiple opportunities for participation. Students will be evaluated on the basis of participation in the required number of activities and performance on interdisciplinary group projects based on a field site visit or research project.
HES 796 Group Study: Human Factors Engineering (3)
General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented. The course includes design and evaluation methods, visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular systems, cognition, decision-making, and aesthetics; physiology; and stress, safety, accidents, and human error.
HES 696D Group Study: Biomechanics (Variable)
Biomechanics is designed to give the student experience collecting biomechanical data (kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation), performing biomechanical calculations (i.e., modeling of muscles and performing inverse dynamics), and analyzing the results. Weekly lectures discuss new topics and provide new analyses to be performed on their data set(s).
ERHS 528 Occupational Safety (3) (Spring of odd years only)
This course provides an overview of occupational safety topics for those professionals that work in industrial / occupational settings. The course emphasis is on recognizing and mitigating unsafe working conditions. Students will become familiar with a variety of laws, regulations, codes and standards, and other reference materials relative to occupational safety and accident prevention.
ERHS 541 Ergonomics in Product and Process Design (3) (Spring of odd years only)
The goal of this course is for students to develop an in-depth understanding of ergonomic design of products and processes through literature reviews, case studies, guest lectures, and workplace site visits. Primary prevention of occupational injury and illness through the application of ergonomic design will be highlighted. Laboratory methods to evaluate the effectiveness of design will be included.
ERHS 544 Biostatistical Methods for Quantitative Data (3) (Spring only)
This graduate statistic course provides instruction in research study design as well as topics including descriptive statistics, probability, distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, nonparametric models, and analysis of variance applied to typical study designs. Regression and analysis of variance methods applied to both observational studies and designed experiments in the biological sciences are included.
PSY 792A Occupational Health Psychology (Variable)
This course is designed to address current interdisciplinary issues in occupational health psychology and ergonomics. The seminar provides a lively forum for interdisciplinary topics and discussion among students and faculty. Topics addressed typically include work stress, social support, work-family management, safety climate, hiring practices, and organizational change issues.
ERHS 687 Internship (Ergonomic Field Work) (Variable)
This six-week practicum will provide the student with field experience in occupational ergonomics. The student will perform ergonomics work in a company in Colorado or surrounding states. The student will work with one of the core faculty and company personnel to develop and design an ergonomic product(s) or process during the field experience.