Ergonomy and readaptation

lkine1040  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ergonomy and readaptation
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
45.0 h + 15.0 h
Schepens Bénédicte;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Principal themes required to achieve the course goals : - applying the general principles of the Human pyhsiolgy to the workplace - risk factors in different working conditions, and for different types of handicap; - the best selection and use of different methods of risk management in factory; - measurement of physiological factors both in the laboratory and in the factory. The objectives will be achieved by means of oral presentations by the teachers as well as laboratory and field (i.e. working situations) practical exercises by the students. This course is part of the 'Ergonomy and readaptation' orientation, and is the continuation of the course 'Introduction to Ergonomy'

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The student will study risk management, in terms of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in the workspace. The student will acquire knowledge about adapting the workspace to the worker, including handicapped workers. All Man-Machine interactions will be studied, both during the normal workday as well as in the home, during leisure activities, and so on.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Evaluation of work related risk factors
Risk management methods
Work-related risk prevention methods.
Teaching methods
Lectures and practical exercises in both laboratory and real working conditions.
Evaluation methods
Individual and/or collective reports 
Other information
Pre-requisite: Fondements de l'ergonomie, Mécanique et biomécanique, Biomécanique appliquée à la kinésithérapie, Handicap and readaptation
Support: Notes, scientific publications and/or books
Supervision: Teacher(s)
Others: One of the two courses part of the 'Ergonomy and readaptation' orientation
Online resources
cf. Moodle
cf. Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation