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Area/Catalogue
AERO 1017

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105330

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To develop an understanding of the relationship between human physiology/psychology and flight by focusing on the function and limitations of the human body.

Course content

  • Terminology and principles, the role of psychology in human performance.
  • Flight deck design and the process of vision, the see and avoid principle, physical properties of the eye, central versus peripheral vision, level of illumination, illusions relevant to flying, visual illusions induced by terrain and runway slope.
  • The process of hearing and related psychological issues, auditory system interaction with visual system.
  • Respiration: the atmosphere and process of breathing - hypoxia and other respiratory impairments.
  • Sleep, jetlag and fatigue: physiological aspects - concepts as circadian rhythms.
  • The influence of lifestyle factors on health, fitness and performance: alcohol, smoking, drugs and hypertension.
  • Memory and mnemonic devices for increasing memory capacity.

Textbook(s)

Hawkins, F. H. 2010, Human Factors in flight, 2nd, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Engand

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Quiz N/A 25% 6 x 10 mins
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 1.5 hrs

Fees

EFTSL*: 0
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