Ergonomics /human factors education in United Kingdom

2018-08-21T08:53:14Z (GMT) by Sue Hignett Diane Gyi
This paper presents a summary of the Ergonomics and Human Factors (EHF) professional accreditation process in the UK. EHF education can be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) as qualifying courses and as short (training) courses. A framework is used as professional competencies (5 units) with expected levels of proficiency to support career development through membership grades (student, graduate, registered, fellow). An example of education is given with the 5 postgraduate programmes (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate) at Loughborough University: Ergonomics and Human Factors, Human Factors in Transport. Human Factors for Inclusive Design, Ergonomics in Health and Community Care, and Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety. Finally, an opportunity is offered to explore competency with an affiliate discipline (Unser Experience) in the context of usability testing for medical devices.