Practical Workplace Ergonomics
- Centre for Professional Development – B1 on the Edgbaston Campus map
- Medical and Dental Sciences
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the work to the human in a huge variety of workplaces ranging from offices through to construction, transport and health care. This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of ergonomics within the occupational context.
This short course is aimed at training occupational health practitioners who wish to develop a better understanding of the needs of the human in work systems, and through this improve efficiency in maintaining good health at work.
On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
- Understand the philosophy behind ergonomic practice
- Understand the need for consideration of physical fit in the design of work, workplaces and equipment
- Understand and use ergonomic methods and techniques for risk assessment and identification of workplace risk factors
- Conduct a preliminary assessment to evaluate risks to the musculoskeletal system from poor ergonomic design and recommend suitable control measures
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for individuals with an interest in ergonomics, but specifically for those involved in occupational health, including physicians, nurses and physiotherapists
Centre for Professional Development, Medical School, University of Birmingham
£550 per person
Is this course accredited?
The course has CPD approval (16.5 CPD points) from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London.
How to apply
Register online via the university online shop.
For more information about this course please contact the Centre for Professional Development office.
Tel: 0121 414 3281