Ergonomy and readaptation

LKINE1040  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ergonomy and readaptation
4.0 credits
45.0 h + 15.0 h

Thonnard Jean-Louis ; Schepens Bénédicte (coordinator) ;
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'
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 - Rrisk 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

Faculty or entity

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

Program title
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation