2022 Human Factors Short Course

Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Offered in March and August 2022
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Registrations close:
13 March (For the March course)
7 August (For the August course)

  • Information

    • 6 week course.
    • Online only, no on-campus attendance required.
    • Course content is available on a new, user-friendly teaching platform.
    • No assessments or minimum pass mark.
    • 6 topics (one per week).
    • Allows for flexibility in work patterns – once released, lectures and reading material can be viewed at own pace and at any time.
    • Ideal for international students who reside outside of Australia/New Zealand.
    • Certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course.
     

    Course Dates

    • March Course: 28 March – 6 May 2022
    • August Course: 22 August to 30 September 2022
     

    Time Commitment:

    6 hours per week (on average)

     

    Eligibility

    Anyone who is interested in Human Factors can register for this course.

    • Hospital Doctors
    • General Practitioners
    • Public Health clinicians
    • Allied health practitioners
    • Health service managers
    • Quality and Safety managers
     
  • Course topics

    SIX topics will be offered in this course released on a weekly basis.

    No Assessments.

    1. Module 1 - Human Factors Engineering and varieties of human work by Dr. Steve Shorrock
    2. Module 2 - Studying interruptions in healthcare System resilience in healthcare by Dr. Chiara Santomauro Dr. Sudeep Hegde
    3. Module 3 - User centred design and designing for team work by Dr. Mia McLanders
    4. Module 4 - Hierarchical Task Analysis by Stuart Dickinson
    5. Module 5 - AcciMap and other system techniques by Assoc. Prof. Sharon Newnam, Dr. Natassia Goode
    6. Module 6 - System resilience in healthcare by Dr. Sudeep Hegde

    Please Note: Topics will be subject to change.
    Last Updated: December 2020

  • RPL

    Further opportunities for professional development in human factors / ergonomics are available by completing unit POM5005 Human factors for patient safety. This master’s unit deals with organisation wide issues (macroergonomics) and is an elective unit in the Master of Health Services Management and Master of Public Health programs.

    There are future plans to develop a master’s program in clinical human factors. Should these be realised, requirements to accept this short course as contributing to this degree will be communicated to short course participants.

    Unit POM5005 information is available here

     

    CPD

    Whilst this course is not directly registered for CPD points please contact your respective College to see if CPD points are possible.

  • 2022 March course

    Week Available Date Topic Name Lecturer
      Wednesday 12 January Registrations opens
    Sunday 20 March Registration closes 12pm
    21 March Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting
    Topic 1: Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and varieties of human work
    Dr. Steve Shorrock
    1 28 March Topic 2: Studying interruptions in healthcare Dr. Chiara Santomauro
    2 4 April Topic 3: User centred design and designing for team work Dr. Mia McLanders
    3 11 April Topic 4: Hierarchical Task Analysis Stuart Dickinson
    4 18 April Topic 5: AcciMap and other system techniques Assoc. Prof. Sharon Newnam, Dr. Natassia Goode
    5 25 April Topic 6: Resilience Engineering in healthcare Dr. Sudeep Hegde
    6 2 May Final Week of the Course
    9 May – 6 June Certificates issue (All the topics have to be reviewed to obtain the short course certificate)
    6 June Course completion and website access disabled


    2022 August course

    Week Available Date Topic Name Lecturer
      Wednesday 12 January Registrations opens
    Sunday 14 August Registration closes 12 pm
    15 August Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting
    Topic 1: Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and varieties of human work
    Dr. Steve Shorrock
    1 22 August Topic 2: Studying interruptions in healthcare Dr. Chiara Santomauro
    2 29 August Topic 3: User centred design and designing for team work Dr. Mia McLanders
    3 5 September Topic 4: Hierarchical Task Analysis Stuart Dickinson
    4 12 September Topic 5: AcciMap and other system techniques Assoc. Prof. Sharon Newnam, Dr. Natassia Goode
    5 19 September Topic 6: Resilience Engineering in healthcare Dr. Sudeep Hegde
    6 28 September Final Week of the Course
    3 October – 31 October Certificates issue (All the topics have to be reviewed to obtain the short course certificate)
    31 October Course completion and website access disabled
  • Register

    Open
    12 January 2022

    Close
    March Course - 20 March
    August Course - 14 August

    AUD $700 (inc GST)
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    Refund Policy

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