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HK 4240 - Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics W (3-2) [0.75]

This course introduces the methods available for reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Topics include: biomechanical, psychophysical, physiological, and integrated approaches to performing physical demands analyses, anatomy and etiology of low back injuries and upper limb disorders, principles of redesigning tasks to reduce the risk of injury, pre-employment screening and legislated guidelines. Students apply the course material to ergonomic assessments performed in industrial environments.