Course detail

Human Factor and Limitations

FSI-CLOAcad. year: 2017/2018

The basic course determined for students majoring in flying and flight operation. It is concerned with the role of human factor in aircraft and efficiency limitation of human being with regard to its environment and peculiarity of human being as a living system - i.e. as 1. A species, 2. A healthy individual (physiology), An ill individual (pathophysiology), 3. An individual influenced by the superior nerve system (sociology). The content of the course results from JAR-FCL 1 regulations and was modified by the later JAR - FCL 3. The ICAO requires this training.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative effects of outer and inner environment on the human organism, and human limitations in the air transport.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of secondary school human biology.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

PhDr. Mudr.L. Háčik,CSc.: Lidská výkonnost a omezení (CS)
Jiří Šulc: Letecká fyziologie (CS)
Předpis JAR-FCL 3 (EN)
Trollip,S.R-Jensen,R.S.: Human Factors for General Aviation. Jeppesen Sanderson, Englewood, 1991 (EN)
Jelínek, Zicháček: Biologie pro gymnázia (CS)
Silbernagl, Despopoulos: Alas fyziologie člověka (EN)
Trollip,S.R-Jensen,R.S.: Human Factors for General Aviation. Jeppesen Sanderson, Englewood, 1991 (EN)
Handzo a spol.: Telovýchovné lekárstvo (SK)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course-unit credit requirements: participation in the course (80% at the minimum). Exam evaluation fulfils the University requirements.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course objective is to make students familiar with the function of the human factor in aviation and its crucial influence on security and efficiency in the air transport.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at both lectures and exercises is compulsory (80% at least), and it is checked and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PRP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Human factors in aviation.
2. Sufficient ability, limitations and processes of development into sufficiently capable pilot.
3. Accident statistics and concepts of flight safety.
4. Basics of flight physiology.
5. Human being and environment – sensory system.
6. Health and hygiene.
7. Information processing by human being.
8. Mistakes and human reliability.
9. Decision-making.
10. Mistake prevention and managing – operation managing in cockpit.
11. Personality.
12. Overload and dead load of human being.
13. Progressive automation of cockpit.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Human factors in aviation.
2. Sufficient ability, limitations and processes of development into sufficiently capable pilot.
3. Accident statistics and concepts of flight safety.
4. Basics of flight physiology.
5. Human being and environment – sensory system.
6. Health and hygiene.
7. Loss of working ability.
8. Information processing by human being.
9. Mistakes and reliability of human behaviour.
10. Decision-making, knowledge of security and coordination (multiple crew concepts).
11. Personality.
12. Overload and dead load of human being.
13. Progressive automation of cockpit.