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Online course description

Launching Sept 2020*

The University of Derby Online Learning is pleased to be introducing a new and contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors Masters programme which will be suited to practitioners from around the world and from a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, design, health and safety, healthcare, medicine and more.

The programme is being developed by subject matter experts in line with the evolving Ergonomics and Human Factors profession to ensure content meets the requirements for Ergonomists today and tomorrow.

The new programme is due to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) in line with its core competencies. It will be a qualifying course, whereby graduates will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the CIEHF, the first step towards becoming a Registered Member and a Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Practitioner.

This masters level programme will offer three specialist pathways to choose from: Ergonomics and Human Factors, Ergonomics and Human Factors (Healthcare), Ergonomics and Human Factors (Behaviour Change). The named pathway award will be determined by your choice of optional modules.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit awards mean that you will be able to opt for a shorter award to meet your professional requirements. In addition, there will be a range of standalone 20 credit modules which can be completed independently of the programme providing you with a Certificate of Credit to count towards your continuing professional development (CPD).

We are developing state of the art online learning tools including our very own virtual workplace environment designed around a hospital to bring your studies to life. There will also be a wealth of resources and study materials hosted in our virtual learning environment and full access to our cloud campus facilities. You'll engage with fellow students from around the world through digital cafes, forums and virtual workspaces to share ideas, experiences and insights and your academic team will bring their industry experience and research informed practice to the programme experience too.

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Ergonomics Webinar

Monday, 4 May 2020 13.00 - 14.00

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Ergonomics online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Melinda Lyons, Academic Lead and Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics.

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