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Human Factors and Risk Management in Marine Navigation JND305




Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine design; job design; and, environmental design. This unit provides an introduction to the range of issues covered in human factors and supports the development of some basic skills used by human factors professionals to study occupational environments.

The unit will be delivered as a series of eight modules, each investigating a different aspect of the subject. The modules are titled Introduction to Human Factors; Incident Investigation, Human Physiology and Anthropometry; Information Processing and Cognition; Occupational Stressors; Change, Leadership and Culture; Human Error; Risk Management.


Unit name Human Factors and Risk Management in Marine Navigation
Unit code JND305
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Dr Reza Emad

Teaching staff

Collaboration of NCPS staff utilising an inter-disciplinary approach to simulate cross cultural communication issues and risk management

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,731.00 031705

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures/case study analysis


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