This module covers both ergonomics/human factors and basic work physiology. It emphasizes the practical aspects of how to fit the worker to the job and how to fit the job to the worker and the need for a multifactorial approach to the study of ergonomics/human factors. The basic principles of human, work and environmental factors related to occupational disease and work related illness will be discussed. Common issues related to work and stress, work and performance will also be covered in the lectures. Work place assessments will also be stressed to evaluate various ergonomic factors in the implementation of a workplace ergonomics programme and the investigation of work-related accidents. In addition to lectures and tutorials, case studies from industry will also be discussed.