342-0945/02 – Human Factors in Transport (LČvD)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SMR46 doc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 25+0
Combined Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

This subject aims at introducing to students of doctoral study the importance of human performance and the failure of a human factor in the efficiency and reliability of man-made systems where the direct failure of a human agent currently represents at least three quarters of all failures. Students will learn about important aspects of human performance, the main sources of human factor failure and, above all, measures that can reduce the risk of unwanted consequences of these failures within the safety of transport systems.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Other activities

Summary

Human factors is a complex scientific discipline that solves the role of a person within a functional system. Thus, as we recognize the performance and reliability of the technical part of the technical agent system), we recognize the performance and reliability of the human part of the system (the human factor). After a very long period of development, man-made systems mainly addressed the performance and reliability of technology, while the performance and reliability of man was solved only marginally. This subject aims at introducing to students of doctoral study the importance of human performance and the failure of a human factor in the efficiency and reliability of man-made systems where the direct failure of a human agent currently represents at least three quarters of all failures.

Compulsory literature:

Wiener, E. L., Konki, B.G., Human Factors in Aviation, Academia Press, Berlin, 1998, ISBN: 0-12-750030-8 ALKOV, Robert A. Aviation safety--the human factor: a handbook for flight safety officers and aviation accident investigators. Casper, WY: Endeavor Books, c1997. ISBN 0965370631. Helmreich, R. L. and Merritt, A. C. Safety and Error Management. Technical Report 98 – 3, University of Texas, Aerospace Crew Research Project. May 1998 Helmreich, R. L., Merritt, A. C. and Sherman, P. J. Human Factors and National Culture. In ICAO Journal, Volume 51 (1996): S. 14 – 16. 1996.

Recommended literature:

Helmreich, Robert L., Klinect, James, R. & Wilhelm, John, A. Models of Threat, Error, and CRM in Flight Operations. Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Columbus, Ohio, USA, May 1999. ICAO. Accident/Incident Reporting Manual (ADREP Manual), ICAO Doc 9156-AN/900, October 1987. FAA. Human performance considerations in the use and design of aircraft checklists. Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Human Factors Analysis Division. Washington, USA. 1995.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Continuous work on defined project, including publishing activities based on the recommendation of the supervisor

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction 2. Importance of transport for the regional and global economy 3. The influence of the Human Factor on the transport operation safety 4. The main objectives of the subject and its benefits for the scientific field 5. Statistical analysis of traffic accidents 6. Human Factors (HF) in transportation 7. The manifestations of undesirable HF aspects in transportation 8. Possibilities of eliminating undesirable HF aspects in transportation

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
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