2022 Human Factors Short Course

Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Offered in March and August 2022
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2022 Registrations are closing soon!!!
Registrations close: 21 August 2022
Late registrations NOT ACCEPTED

  • Why do the course

    This course will provide an introduction to the practical application of human factors principles to organisational and clinical settings. By doing so, it will encourage the participants to improve patient safety at a managerial or clinical level with a broader base of skills than is commonly available within health services.

     

    Course Dates

    • March Course: 28 March – 6 May 2022
    • August Course: 22 August to 30 September 2022
     

    Information

    • Six week course and Six course modules (one released each week).
    • Online only, no on-campus attendance required.
    • Each course module consists with a reading package, journal articles, short videos, podcasts and knowledge check sections or combinations.
    • No assessments or minimum pass mark.
    • Allows for flexibility in work patterns – once released, lectures and reading material can be viewed at own pace and at any time.
    • Ideal for international students who reside outside of Australia/New Zealand.
    • You can download the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course if you have accessed and completed each module and completed the final course survey.
     

    Time Commitment:

    6 hours per week (on average)

     
  • Anyone who is interested in Human Factors can register for this course.

    • Hospital Doctors
    • General Practitioners
    • Public Health clinicians
    • Allied health practitioners
    • Health service managers
    • Quality and Safety managers
     
  • Course Structure

    Six course modules will be offered in this course released on a weekly basis.

    There are no assessments for this short course.

    1. Module 1 - Human Factors Engineering and varieties of human work by Dr. Steve Shorrock
    2. Module 2 - Studying interruptions in healthcare System resilience in healthcare by Dr. Chiara Santomauro Dr. Sudeep Hegde
    3. Module 3 - User centred design and designing for team work by Dr. Mia McLanders
    4. Module 4 - Hierarchical Task Analysis by Stuart Dickinson
    5. Module 5 - AcciMap and other system techniques by Assoc. Prof. Sharon Newnam, Dr. Natassia Goode
    6. Module 6 - System resilience in healthcare by Dr. Sudeep Hegde

    Please Note: Course modules will be subject to change.
    Last Updated: March 2022

  • 2022 March course

    WeekAvailable DateTopic NameLecturer
      Wednesday 12 January Registrations opens  
      Sunday 27 March Registration closes 12pm  
      21 March Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 28 March Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and varieties of human work Dr Steve Shorrock
    2 4 April Studying interruptions in healthcare Dr Chiara Santomauro
    3 11 April User centred design and designing for team work Dr Mia McLanders
    4 18 April Hierarchical Task Analysis Stuart Dickinson
    5 25 April AcciMap and other system techniques A/Prof Sharon Newnam, Dr Natassia Goode
    6 2 May Resilience Engineering in healthcare Dr Sudeep Hegde
      9 May – 6 June Certificates issued (All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion)  
      6 June Course completion and website access disabled  

     

     

    2022 August course

    WeekAvailable DateTopic NameLecturer
      Wednesday 12 January Registrations opens  
      Sunday 21 August Registration closes 12 pm  
      15 August Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 22 August Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and varieties of human work Dr Steve Shorrock
    2 29 August Studying interruptions in healthcare Dr Chiara Santomauro
    3 5 September User centred design and designing for team work Dr Mia McLanders
    4 12 September Hierarchical Task Analysis Stuart Dickinson
    5 19 September AcciMap and other system techniques A/Prof Sharon Newnam, Dr Natassia Goode
    6 28 September Resilience Engineering in healthcare Dr Sudeep Hegde
      3 October – 31 October Certificates issued (All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion)  
      31 October Course completion and website access disabled  
  • Continual Professional Development

    Whilst this course is not directly registered for CPD points please contact your respective College to see if CPD points are possible.

  • Registration

    2022 Registrations are closing soon!!!

    Registrations close: 21 August 2022
    Late registrations NOT ACCEPTED

    AUD $700 (inc GST)
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    Refund Policy

    Up to four weeks before the Course
    100% Refund
    Two to four weeks before the Course
    50% Refund
    Less than two weeks before the Course
    No Refund
  • Further Studies

    Further opportunities for professional development in human factors / ergonomics is available by completing unit POM5005 Human factors for patient safety. This postgraduate master’s unit deals with organisation wide issues (macroergonomics) and is an elective unit in the Master of Health Services Management and Master of Public Health programs. Students can also enroll as a single unit or as a cross-institutional student (subject to the home institution approving this unit towards the respective course). This unit is available in semester 1 annually. As this unit has a quota, applicants are encouraged to apply by 31 December annually.

    There are future plans to develop a master’s program in clinical human factors. Should these be realised, requirements to accept this short course as contributing to this degree will be communicated to short course participants.

    Unit POM5005 information is available here

    For inquiries or to apply, please contact us

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