Introduction to Human Factors     

Due to COVID-19 we are not offering any courses till further notice. 

Our introductory course is run over a long half day and aims to provide staff with a base knowledge of Human Factors/Ergonomics. It is suitable for anyone working in healthcare who would like to learn about Human Factors. Topics covered in our half day course include:


  • Introduction to Human Factors/Ergonomics

  • Understanding interaction between humans tasks, technology and environment

  • Human Factors models (looking at models to analyse a system)

  • How Human Factors links with patient safety

  • Understanding system processes and how to change them

  • Learning what makes a good process/ how to recognise a bad process

  • Teamwork and communication

  • Human Factors methods

  • User centred design

  • Designing solutions


If you are interested in applying for this course please register your name with us here



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