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HUMAN FACTOR IN AVIATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
HYM421 HUMAN FACTOR IN AVIATION 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the students with a solution-oriented view of these subjects by drawing their attention to the human-based faults in the aviation sector to ensure safe and secure flight.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as Human Factors, Need for Consideration of Human Factors , Cases attributable to Human Factors, Murphy's Law, Communication; Communication Intra-Team and Inter-Team, Human Fault; Fault Models and Theories, Consequences arising from Faults, Avoidance and Management Faults.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Describe factors affecting human performance.
Explain the factors affecting aviation safety.
Explain the potential hazards from human factors at the workplace.
Explain factors affecting social psychology.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction & Introduction of course materials Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
2 Reading Human Factors, Need for Consideration of Human Factors Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
3 Reading Cases attributable to Human Factors, Murphy's Law Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
4 Reading Human Performance and Limitations; Sight, Hearing, data processing, attention and perception, memory, indoor phobia and physical access Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
5 Reading Social psychology; responsibility, motivation and loss of motivation, age pressure, cultural problems, team work, management surveillance and leadership Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
6 Reading Factors effecting performance; vitality and health, Stress: stress based on family and profession, time pressure and pressures resulting from the duration of work Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
7 Reading Work load: Low attribution and high attribution, sleep and over fatigue, working in shifts, alcohol, use of medicine and drug Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Work load: Low attribution and high attribution, sleep and over fatigue, working in shifts, alcohol, use of medicine and drug Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
10 Reading Physical environment; noise and smoke, illumination, climate and temperature, movement and vibration, work environment Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
11 Reading Duties; physical work, repeated duties Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
12 Reading Communication; Intra-Team and Inter-Team Communication 1 Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
13 Reading Communication; Intra-Team and Inter-Team Communication 2 Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
14 Reading Human Fault; Fault Models and Theories, Consequences arising from Faults, Avoidance and Management Faults Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
15 Reading Hazards in the workplace; realizing the hazards and avoiding from them, overcoming the emergency situations Lecture, Exemplification, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

TTS Module-9 Human Factors
ICAT Module-9 Human Factors

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 2 15 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 13 26
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 33 0 126
Total Workload of the Course Unit 126
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0