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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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