NAB3010 Operational management
Course description for academic year 2021/2022
Contents and structure
The subject matter of the course is operational leadership and psychology relevant for bridge officers during demanding maritime situations. Students will go through relevant theory - but also carry out considerable parts of the course in the form of practical exercises with- and without the use of simulators, including Bridge Resource Management (BRM) course in accordance with the statutes of STCW.
- Have broad knowledge on psychological individual and interpersonal conditions that influences safety and performance in operational situations, and organizational psychological and contextual conditions that influence operations, as well as development of motivation and coping.
- The student have knowledge of research and development within the field of study, is able to update his or her knowledge within the field of study and is familiar with its history.
- Is able to apply subject theory and relevant R & D results about individual, psychological, organizationalpsychological and contextual conditions influence on practical management of operational situations, as well as theoretical problems and make justified decisions.
- Is able to reflect on own operational management and adjust this under guidance.
- Be able to find, evaluate, and refer to information and subject matter within operational management and psychology and present this in order to illustrate a problem.
- Master operational management techniques and tools for maintainment of motiviation, coping, and situational awareness, as well as ensure the health- and wellbeing of the crew.
- Have insight into relevant ethical problems for bridge officers in connection to relevant demands for crew, e.g.; physical environmental demands, traumatic stress and sleep deprivation.
- Is able to plan and conduct maritime operations with regard to establish and maintain situational awareness and in accordance with ethical demands and statutes.
- Is able to present central subject matter like theoretical arguments and principles of operational management and psychology in expressional forms relevant for crew, management and external clients.
- Is able to discuss points of view and experiences with reference to operational management and through this contribute to development of good practice.
- Is familiar with innovation- and innovational processes in connection with the subject at HSH and in relevant parts of the industry.
- The course covers relevant IMO regulations in STCW 78 as Amended, table A-II/1 og A-II/2.
- In combination with the subjects NAB1026 Navigation I, NAB 1027 Navigation II and NAB 2014 Navigation III, NAB3010 Operativ ledelse qualifies the student to get a BRM-course certification.
NAB1026 Navigation I, NAB1027 Navigation II. NAB3018 Maritime communication or equivalent and the simulator exercises in NAB2014 Navigation III must be passed before simulator excercises are started upon.
Recommended previous knowledge
NAB1028 Cooperation, organisation and culture at sea.
Lectures and exercises with- and without the use of simulator.
Compulsory learning activities
Approved completed simulator exercises (will be specified at the beginning of the semester). 100% participation.
Portfolio assessment. The Portfolio contains two elements. One theoretically based paper, and one experience-based paper following simulation exercises. Each element counts 50% towards the final grade.
Examination support material
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