Course syllabus

Människa, teknik, organisation och hantering av risker
People, Technology, Organization and Risk Management

MAM090, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2014-04-02

General Information

Compulsory for: RH4-rh
Elective for: BI3, C4-da, C4-sec
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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 and sustainability.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The student is first introduced to the pedagogical strategy used during the course. The course emphasises the students’ understanding of his/her own knowledge development. The course includes lectures, individual written reflections after reading selected literature, 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, propose a research method for data collection 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 before its completion is peer reviewed. The project work is presented at a seminar. Supervisor meetings are arranged to support students during their project work.

The course includes the following subjects:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written course examination.


The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Forskare, tekn dr Åsa Ek,
Examinator: Docent, tekn dr Anders Gudmundsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: Obligatory parts in the course: Introductory lecture. Study visits in a company. Group student project with written report, peer assessment, and presentation at a seminar. Supervisory meetings. Individual written reflections after reading selected literature.