Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: RH4rh. Optional for: BI3, C4, C4sd. Course coordinator: Anders Gudmundsson,, Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi. Prerequisites: It is assumed that the student is acquainted with risk management and risk management systems as they are presented in the course Risk Analysis Methods. The number of participants is limited to 60 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Written course examination. The results from the examination and project work determine the final grade. Home page:

The goal of the course is for the students to acquire knowledge of man, technology and organisation and their interplay when it comes to safety related demands for efficiency and quality of working life. The students will increase their ability (individually and as a group member) to systematically identify and analyse an organisation’s risk management and propose measures for improved safety.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The student is first introduced to the Problem Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy used during the course. The course emphasises the students’ understanding of his/her own knowledge development. The course includes lectures, exercises and a group student project. In the project, a study visit is carried out in a real setting/organisation and related to course content. After the first visit, the students will present problems/issues relevant to the organisation’s safety management and during a second visit, actively gather information in relation to the problems/issues and analyse the results according to the concepts, theories and models presented in the course. The work in the project is compiled in a written report which is presented at a seminar. Supervisor meetings are arranged to support students during their project work. PBL exercises are also included, with the expectation that each student takes responsibility for the learning processes.

The course includes the following subjects:

Compendium: Människa, teknik, organisation och hantering av risker. Ergonomi och Aerosolteknologi, 2006.
Rasmussen, J. and Svedung, I.: Proactive Risk Management in a Dynamic Society. Räddningsverket, 2000.
Course folder. Ergonomi och Aerosolteknologi, 2006.