Integrating Human Performance and Systems Design

    EX 1111 is offered this spring:

Under­stand how a work­er’s per­for­mance is a prod­uct of their inter­ac­tions with the work envi­ron­ment, the equip­ment, and the man­age­ment sys­tems with­in their orga­ni­za­tion. Learn about the eight ele­ments of the human fac­tors spec­trum and how these ele­ments can be applied in the work­place to pre­vent inci­dents and injuries. Gain an under­stand­ing of how errors and at-risk per­for­mance can be a result of exter­nal fac­tors such as equip­ment and work­place design, infor­ma­tion trans­fer, and work envi­ron­ment, as well as phys­i­o­log­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and risk tol­er­ance factors.


Overall Schedule
Jun 13 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Jun 16Jun 17




8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT



Jun 26 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Dave FennellID: dave-fennell

Dave Fennell has been practicing in the area of safety for over 30 years. After retiring from his roles as the Senior Safety Advisor for Imperial Oil and the Senior Technical Professional for Safety for ExxonMobil, he stepped into the roles of motivator, facilitator, presenter, and coach. Dave has developed approaches to safety management that have been featured in several videos. He has been labelled “The Risk Tolerance Guru” because of his research and the development of materials that answer the question “Why do we take risks?” His materials on risk tolerance have been translated into nine languages and are widely used around the world.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this spring: