Forest Ergonomics

Course Information
TitleΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Forest Ergonomics
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000103

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses533

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Choice of the proper working and safety equipment. Ergonomic recommendations for the workplace. Accident analysis and prevention. Basic working techniques for forest operations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Human-Labour/Work/Operation - Ergonomics Work Science. Fundamental terms of structuring work systems. Elements of work physiology. Factors of the working environment. Design and formation of work systems. Work & motion studies. Remuneration of forest operations. Work psychology and sociology. Operational safety and accident prevention. Organisation of forest operations in Greece.
Human factors, ergonomics, work science
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of multimedia during the theory and laboratory exercises. Extensive email use for communication purposes with the students. Online quizes are used in students evaluation.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work200.7
Reading Assigment200.7
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
The following options are given: a) Oral or written examination (70%) b) Mini research project (with presentation) (70%). The remaining 30% of the grade is connected to the student's participation inthe lab exercises.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Μαρμαράς, Ν., Ναθαναήλ, Δ., 2015. Εισαγωγή στην εργονομία. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα:Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. Διαθέσιμο στο:
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