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Work and technology on human terms

Work and technology on human terms: a free online course about work environment

The course is about how to design work and technology so that these correspond better to human terms. The purpose of this online course is to contribute to safer and healthier workplaces as well as to maintain or improve organisational performance.

Target group: The course is for everyone who may have an influence on how work and technology are designed in their future or current professional roles.

The main learning objective of the course is to educate and train skills such as the ability to understand the impact of human capabilities and limitations when interacting with technical products, technical systems, other humans, groups of people and organisations.

This course consists of 14 chapters designed to help you acquire these skills. You can start and stop the training independently of others.

The course ends with a number of interdisciplinary cases. These cases will put your newly-acquired knowledge to the test.



Original Authors:

Mats Bohgard, Jörgen Eklund, Gunnar Lagerström, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, Kjell Rask, David Tikka

Original affiliation, ownership:

This comprehensive online course is produced in a broad collaboration with Swedish universities, an online course producer and Prevent, owned by the parties of the Swedish labor market.

Year of publication:

Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Not useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:



Intellectual property and copyright:

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