VV063 Computers and Ergonomy

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Sophia Nesládková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
Department of Preventive Medicine - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Supplier department: Department of Preventive Medicine - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Thu 9:00–11:50 G123
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Aim of the course is to teach students to understand the basic principles of working ergonomy with PC and working desk techniques, to evaluate concrete working conditions and to prevent health impairment.
  • 1. Theory: The Introduction. Ergonomy of the office workplace I.Practice: Ergonomic evaluation of own workplace. 2. Theory: Ergonomy of the office workplace II (quality of indoor environment) Practice: Ergonomic simple ways improving the workplace. Exercise with overballs. 3. Theory: Functional anatomy of the musculo-sceletal system. Practice: exercises for individual muscular groups. 4. Theory: Musculosceletar dysbalances. Practice: Tests of muscular dysbalances. 5. Theory: Biomechanic of musculosceletal system: Practice: Tests of muscular dysbalances - continue. 6. Theory: Right and wrong posture, stereotypes of moving. Practice: Exercises for compensation of the wrong posture. 7.Theory: Functional anatomy of the musculosceletal system II: Physiology of the blood circulation. Practice: Exercises for the prevention of the blood stasis. 8. Theory: Repetitive strain injury (RSI) Syndrome. Practice: Exercises for compensation. 9. Theory: Pain and musculosceletal system. Practice: Exercises for compensation. 10.Theory: "The school of back". Practice: The right posture during the different physical activities. 11. Theory: Fatigue, its sources and manifestations. Practice: Exercises for relaxation during the work with PC. 12. Stress, psychosocial load. Practice: Exercises for relaxation. 13. The load for eyes during the work with PC. Practice: Exercises for decreasing of the eyes load. 14. Theory: The most common health problems during the occupational activities using PC. Practice: Exercises for compensation. 15. Theory: Nutrition for sedentary work. Practice: Self evaluation of nutritional habit, comparison with dietary guidelines.
  • S. Gilbertová - O. Matoušek, Ergonomie: optimalizace lidské činnosti. Praha: Grada, 2002 - 239 s. ISBN 80-247-0226-6
  • Glivický, V., Hladký, A. Škodí počítač našemu zdraví? 1. vyd. Praha: Codex Bohemia, 1995. 103 s. ISBN 80-901683-8-8.
  • Kombercová, J., Svobodová, M. Autorehabilitační cvičení. Cvičení, masáže, strava, akupresura, autoterapie páteře, biorytmy. 2. vyd. Olomouc: Fontana, 2000. ISBN 80-901989-9-6.
  • Phea Sant, S. Ergonomics, Work and Health. London : The Maxmillan Press LTD, 1991. ISBN 0-333-48997-7
  • Rašev, E. Škola zad. Praha : Directa, 1992. 222 s. ISBN 80-900272-6-1
Teaching methods
lectures, practical exercise, homeworks
Assessment methods
written tests, Coloquium
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2012, recent)
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