Upon course completion the student will be able to:
1. Describe the anatomical and functional implications of the human visual and auditory systems on aviation.
2. Describe the principle components of the vestibular system as they relate to aviation.
3. Apply the information processing stages in the "simplified" model of information processing.
4. Differentiate between short-term sensory storage, working memory (sometimes referred to asshort-term memory) and long-term memory.
5. Analyze the effects of circadian rhythms and circadian desynchronosis (jet lag) as it relates to aviation.
6. Apply the concept of crew resource management as it relates to the cockpit, cabin, maintenance, and air traffic control environments, referring to the six generations of crew resource management.
7. Demonstrate how aviation displays are developed to maximize human performance and reduce human error.
8. Evaluate the role of automation in aviation and how it has improved performance but has led to unforeseen consequences.
9. Describe the criteria of training and documentation/job aiding procedures, including educational techniques, for optimizing human performance and minimizing human error.
10. Apply classical human factors principles to understanding human errors and their causes associated with aviation accidents and incidents.