ISE 5615: Human Factors Research Design

This is a graduate level research methods class. On completion of the course, the student is expected to:
  • Describe the process of running experiments using human participants
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of alternative experimental designs
  • Perform quantitative statistical tests and analyses
  • Use knowledge of experiment design and statistics to critically review research publications

ISE 5614: Human Physical Capabilities

This is a graduate course that provides an overview of occupational biomechanics, work physiology, and physical job task analysis. On completion of this course, the student is expected to:
  • Describe and quantify multiple dimensions of human physical attributes.
  • Justify the importance of human physical attributes in human-technology systems.
  • Have a working knowledge of current biomechanics methods and use analysis, modeling, and simulation tools to assess and evaluate work-related physical demands.
  • Demonstrate technical writing and presentation skills.

ISE 4624: Work Physiology

This under-graduate level elective course is designed to provide an understanding of the physiological characteristics and responses of humans as they relate to the work environment. The scope of the course will include discussions of musculoskeletal, metabolic and circulatory human physiology, methods for performing physiological evaluations, and applying class material to assess work demands/stresses. On completion of this course, the student is expected to:
  • Describe essential physiological mechanisms responsible for performance of physical work and activities of daily living, in terms of musculoskeletal physiology, energy expenditure, circulatory and respiratory mechanisms;
  • Apply information related to the physiological capacities of a workforce towards the analysis of work tasks, and workplace environments;
  • Quantify the physiological demands associated with work using state-of-the-art measurement techniques;
  • Communicate in written reports and presentations the application of technical methods and analyses, and comprehension of results