342-0389/07 – Human Performance and Limitations (LVaO)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SMR46 doc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
ZRU01 MUDr. Zdeněk Zrubek
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject´s goal is to achieve the necessary competencies to focus on the issues of human performance and its limitations in complex systems controlling. Completion of this course is part of the theoretical training to acquire appropriate aviation qualifications.

Teaching methods



When flying a human moves in an unusual three-dimensional space at high speed, while the human body is exposed to changes in pressure, temperature, lighting, noise, vibration, congestion and other factors, since it requires fast and accurate performance of complex tasks. Human errors under these conditions often lead to irreparable damage. Therefore, knowledge of the Human Factors and the necessary teaching of this course by acquiring of some aviation qualifications is an ICAO requirement.

Compulsory literature:

1. DYLEVSKÝ, I.: Základy anatomie a fyziologie člověka. Epava, Olomouc 1995 2. GILLERNOVÁ, I., MALOTÍNOVÁ, M.: Psychologie. SPN, Praha 1992 3. KŘIVOHLAVÝ, J.: Jak zvládat stres. Grada, Praha 1994 4. ŠULC, J.: Letecká fyziologie. Naše vojsko, Praha 1980 5. TROLLIP, S. R., JENSEN, R. S.: Human Factors for General Aviation. Jeppesen Sanderson, Englewood 1991 6. VOKURKA, M., HUGO, J.: Praktický slovník medicíny. Maxdorf, Praha 2000 (6. vydání)

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Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Other task type Other task type 100  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (60) P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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