HKE 3

The following section provides information about the organisational context of HKE 3. For information about the course content please see Academic syllabus.

Two semester credits: HKE 301 and HKE 302.

Class coordinator: J Davy (email: j.davy@ru.ac.za)

Admission into HKE III

Students must have passed HKE II (aggregated HKE 201 and 202 minimum 50%).

Structure of HKE III

With exception of the 4th term all lecture terms consist of seven lecture weeks per term:
1st term: 14 February - 1 April (7 lecture weeks);
2nd term: 11 April - 27 May (7 lecture weeks);
3rd term: 25 July - 9 September (7 lecture weeks);
4th term: 19 September - 28 October (6 lecture weeks).

Lectures

Lectures and laboratories take place during the following lecture periods throughout the year.
Mon 10.30 - 11.15 Lecture
Tues 11.25 - 12.10 Lecture
Tues 12.20 - 13.05 Lecture
Tues 14.00 - 17.00 Laboratory practical
Wed 7.45 - 8.30 Lecture
Thurs 8.40 - 9.25 Lecture
Fri 9.35 - 10.20 Lecture

Table 1:  Module structure for HKE III

 

Term

Block A

 

Block B

Module

Lecturer

Dates

Module

Lecturer

Dates

HKE 301

1

Physiology

Christie

Mon 14 Feb - Fri 25 Mar
(4 lectures per week)

Human Information Processing: Decision Making

Zscher-nack

Mon 14 Feb - Fri 25 Mar
(4 lectures per week)

2

Motor Learning and Ergonomics: Tool Design

Goebel

Mon 11 Apr - Fri 27 May
(4 lectures per week)

Macro-ergonomics and Work Organization

Zscher-nack

Mon 11 Apr - Fri 27 May
(4 lectures per week)

HKE 302

3

Functional Anatomy: Lower Extremities

Mattison

Mon 25 Jul – Fri 9 Sep
(4 lectures per week)

Environ-mental Ergonomics

TBA

Mon 25 Jul – Fri 9 Sep
(4 lectures per week)

4

Biomechanics

Todd

Mon 19 Sep – Fri 28 Oct
(4 lectures per week)

Ergonomics: Fatigue and Shift Work

TBA

Mon 19 Sep – Fri 28 Oct
(4 lectures per week)


 

Laboratory practicals

Laboratory practicals will be held in association to the lectures and for general skills (see Table 2). Students may be requested to hand in worksheets or with write-ups for each practical. Please consider the format guide for writing.

Table 2: Preliminary topics of laboratory practicals in HKE III

Preliminary topics of laboratory practicals in HKE III (please check displays at the department for updates and be prepared for practicals scheduled within the practical periods every Monday except for public holidays).

TBA

Tutorials / Supplementary Instruction

There are no formal tutorials for third year students. However, supplementary instruction sessions can be arranged on demand of the students.

Tests, assignments and examination in HKE III

Each module’s lecturer will set tests and assignments to his/her discretion. The marks from these assignments will be averaged to produce a class mark for each module. The module class marks for the semester will build the class record which contributes 30% to the total semester mark.


The two examination papers (each 3hrs) at the end of each semester contribute 70% to the total semester mark (Table 3).

Table 3: Mark composisiton of HKE3

 

HKE 301

HKE 302

Class record

(30%)

10%

Physiology

10%

Functional Anatomy: Lower Extremities

5%

Human Information Processing: Decision Making

5%

Environmental Ergonomics

5%

Motor Learning

10%

Biomechanics

5%

Ergonomics: Tool Design

5%

Ergonomics: Fatigue and Shiftwork

 

5%

Macroergonomics and Work Organization

     

Examina-tions

(70%)

23.33%

Paper 1 (2hrs): Physiology

23.33%

Paper 1 (2hrs): Functional Anatomy

 

23.33%

Paper 2 (2hrs): Motor Learning + Tool Design

23.33%

Paper 2 (2hrs): Biomechanics

   

23.33%

Paper 3 (2hrs): Decision Making + Macroergonomics and Work Organization

23.33%

Paper 3 (2hrs): Environmental Ergonomics + Fatigue and Shiftwork

Total

(100%)

       

Pass criteria

The overall final marks for both semester courses must aggregate to at least 50% (aggregated year mark), with a sub-minimum of 40% required for each HKE 301 and HKE 302.

Admission to second semester HKE 302 requires a sub-minimum of 40% in HKE 301.

Third year students are NOT considered for supplementary exams!

Prescribed books for HKE 3

McArdle, W.D., Katch, F.I. and Katch, V.L. (2001). Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. 5th edition or latest edition. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia. (ISBN 0-8121-0682-2).

Bridger, R.S. (2003). Introduction to Ergonomics. 2nd edition or latest edition. Taylor & Francis, London.

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