342-0376/05 – Human Factors (LČ)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMUDr. Jarmila Havlásková
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAV50 MUDr. Jarmila Havlásková
ZRU01 MUDr. Zdeněk Zrubek
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the course, the student will understand the impact of human factors (HF) reliability on the risk system safety, will be able to distinguish priorities and use tools to increase operational safety, after further training also work in the field of the company or the government safety management system.

Teaching methods



The Human Factor (HF) course is designed primarily to help students understand the role of man in a man-made system. It consists not only of the technological part (technical factor), but also of the people who design, operate and maintain the system (human factor). After a long period of development of man-made systems, in the event of their failure, only the reliability (safety) of technologies was addressed, while human performance and reliability were addressed only marginally. This course aims to introduce students to the importance of human factor and failure of human resources in terms of efficiency and especially the safety of man-made systems, where direct failure of human factor currently contributes to about the causes of system failure (incidents, accidents). As part of the study of this course, students will gain knowledge about important aspects of human performance and reliability, the main sources of human failure and especially measures that can permanently reduce the risk of human failure to an acceptable level due to the expected consequences.

Compulsory literature:

TILLMAN, Barry, David J. FITTS, Wesley E. WOODSON, Rhonda ROSE-SUNDHOLM a Peggy TILLMAN. Human factors and ergonomics design handbook. Third edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, [2016]. ISBN 978-0-07-170287-4. DHILLON, B. S. Human reliability, error, and human factors in power generation. Cham: Springer, c2014. Springer series in reliability engineering. ISBN 978-3-319-04018-9.

Recommended literature:

REASON J.: Human Error. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-521-31419-0

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Written exam Written test 35  0
        Other task type Other task type 65  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (40) P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (40) P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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