Introduction to Ergonomy

lkine1004  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Ergonomy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
Principal themes required to achieve the course goals : - relationships between human physiological capacity, morphological factors and work load; - relationships between work load and pathologies, in terms of risk factors as well as pathology; - methods of risk management in the factory; - the role of movement in preventing stress and work-related injuries; - the role of the physiotherapist in working environnement ; - the legal frame to protect workers in Belgium and EU. Examples from real situations will be used.

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

1 The student will study the relationship between Man and his working conditions. Specific topics include risk management (e.g. identification, adaptation, prevention of health risks), physiological and morphological factors involved in the health of humans in the workspace.
- Wellbeing at work (definition, legislation) 
- The physical load of work - Mental effects of work
- Control & signal devices
-  Physical environments of work
- Musculo-skeletal disorders prevention
- Anthropometry and Working adaptations
- Methods of evaluation and prevention of health risks at work
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam: multiple choice test
Other information
Pre-requisite: no prerequisite
Supervision: teacher
Online resources
cf. Moodle
cf. Moodle
Teaching materials
  • LKINE1004-Notes de cours, Syllabus disponible à la DUC ou à télécharger via Moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation