The aim of the assignment is to allow the student to demonstrate the application of ergonomic theory to a practical situation.
Having completed the project the student should be able to:
Understand the inter-relationship of the factors involved in the application of ergonomics assessment techniques.
Critically evaluate ergonomic risk information from a work-based project and with critical insight recommend justified prevention and control measures.
Write a 2000 word management report on a detailed ergonomic evaluation of a task or process of your choice within your work or home environment. Do not choose an office computer workstation as the subject of your evaluation. You can use an established assessment tool and should provide a clear justification for your choice. All details, measurements, calculations, etc. must be included. The use of photographs, diagrams, etc. is encouraged. You should ensure that you fully reference your report with an appropriate range of guidance, legislation (where present), standards and research material.
You should research a range of reference materials including recentpublished research relating to the topic you are discussing. Journal articles on research can be found through the portal in the e-library using science direct, for guidance on accessing journals and eBooks online please refer to the accessing electronic resources guide on Moodle.
The work is to be word-processed and appropriately referenced using the Harvard system of referencing. It should be presented in the form of a management report and the length must be with 10% of 2000 word limit, excluding appendices, bibliography, etc. A word count must be included.
All assignments must be submitted electronically using the Turnitin plagiarism service through Moodle (even where a hard copy is required by your local centre). In the correct Moodle course, click on the Assignment folder; Assignment Submission; identify and click the correct assignment link and then follow the instructions.
There are a number of centres offering this programme so you must ensure you submit in the correct folder or your assignment may not be marked.
You may also be required to submit a hard copy to your local centre. Your local centre will tell you whether or not a hard copy is required to be submitted. Assignments will not be marked unless they are submitted electronically.
This coursework accounts for 50% of the course marks. The pass mark is 40%. The final grade for the course is an average of the grades achieved for assignment 1 and 2. It is not necessary therefore to pass both assignments to pass the course overall. It will be assessed on the basis of:
Critical evaluation 25%
Structure and presentation 15%
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