Human Factors, Human and Organisational Behaviour (3 ECTS)

The purpose of this course is to present human and organisational fundamental concepts and frameworks that influence and determine failures (catastrophic or not) in complex systems and hence the impact on the resilience of the socio-technical system.


Suggested readings:

C. W. Johnson: Failure in Safety-Critical Systems. A Handbook of Accident and Incident Reporting. Available on-line at: October 2003. 2003. Glasgow, Scotland, University of Glasgow Press.

J. Reason: Human Error. 1990. Cambridge University Press.

J. Reason: Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents, 1997, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate.

C. D. Wickens and J. G. Hollands: Engineering Psychology and Human Performance. 3rd edition, 1999, Prentice Hall.

J. Rasmussen, M. A. Pejtersen, L. P. Goldstein: Cognitive Systems Engineering. New York, USA, John Wiley and Sons, 1994

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