Individual Performance & Personnel Considerations

Course #OA4401

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course provides students with a working knowledge of current theories regarding individual human performance and the methods used to measure individual states and traits that affect that performance. In addition, the course includes familiarization with tests and procedures used by the DoD and industry for personnel selection and job/task assessment procedures. The course builds on information covered in OA-3401, Human Factors in Systems Design.

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  • 359


  • OA3401

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

·      Demonstrate an understanding of human performance principles by developing their own model of human performance that includes validated metrics.

·       Describe the differences in States and Traits.

·       Discuss the issues of Reliability and Validity in Human Performance Metrics.

·       Differentiate between two approaches to Decision Making: Heuristics and Biases and Naturalistic Decision Making.

·       Summarize their understanding of personnel selection to include the way DOD and industry address the Personnel Domain of HSI. 

·       Apply the lessons they have learned to formulate and propose a method for deriving Personnel considerations for a specific military system.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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