Physiologist, The profession

Physiologist, The profession

April 23, 2021 Off By Rob Prosser

A physiologist is a person who studies the mechanisms by which living beings function internally. A physiology degree can be obtained from any institution with undergraduate or graduate programs in biology, medicine, health care administration, and nursing among other healthcare-related fields of study.

Many people find this field interesting because it involves studying how human body parts interact together; one might say that The Human Body Is A Giant Machine That Works In Mysterious Ways!.

At enterprises, he studies the features of the labor activity of workers in order to ensure optimal physiological working conditions and increase its efficiency. Together with a psychologist, he conducts medical and physiological studies of the influence of working conditions on the body of workers, individual examinations of workers and employees. It compiles the physiological characteristics that determine the tension, harmfulness of labor, contact with harmful substances, the level of noise, vibration, illumination, microclimate. 

The physiologist develops recommendations for creating optimal work and rest regimes that reduce the expenditure of muscular and nervous energy and reduce fatigue. Gives opinions on projects of created or modernized tools and equipment in order to control their compliance with the anthropometric data of the worker.

A physiologist in science studies the vital activity of organisms, the processes occurring in their systems, organs, tissues, cells and their structural elements, the regulation of functions.

Fields of professional activity: research institutions of physiological and medical, as well as agricultural profile; laboratories and departments of clinical physiology, labor physiology, ergonomics, professional selection, career guidance, space, and underwater physiology; laboratories and departments of farm animals and plants; sanitary and epidemiological stations; general education and special educational institutions (in the prescribed manner).

Tasks and responsibilities of Physiologist

Studies the features of labor activity of employees of the enterprise, institution, organization in order to ensure optimal physiological working conditions and increase its efficiency. Carries out together with the psychologist medical and physiological researches of influence of working conditions on an organism of workers, inspection of individual features of workers of various trades and positions connected with studying of psychophysiological factors of working conditions.

Makes physiological characteristics that determine the intensity, severity (harmfulness) of work (worker posture, work movements, their monotony, contact with harmful or toxic substances, noise, vibration, lighting, dust in the workplace, microclimate, etc.). Based on the study of psychophysiological features of work develops recommendations for determining the most rational modes of work and rest, the organization of jobs that reduce the cost of muscular and nervous energy, reduce fatigue, create conditions for maintaining the health of workers. Prepares conclusions on projects of newly created or modernized tools, equipment in order to monitor compliance with their compliance with anthropometric data of employees.

Physiologist Must know

Resolutions, orders, orders, methodical, normative, and other guiding materials on the organization of labor and production management, methods of studying the physiological features of labor activity of employees; technical means used in the study of working conditions; advanced domestic and world experience of physiologists who study the features of work in various professions and positions in enterprises; basics of production technology; basics of economics, organization of production, labor, and management; basics of labor legislation.

Qualification requirements

Leading physiologist: complete higher education in the relevant field of study (master, specialist). Experience in the profession of physiologist I category – not less than 2 years. Physiologist of the I category: full higher education of the corresponding direction of preparation (master, specialist); for a master’s degree – without work experience requirements, for a specialist – work experience in the profession of a category II physiologist – not less than 2 years. Physiologist of the II category: full higher education of the corresponding direction of preparation (specialist). Experience in the profession of physiologist – not less than 1 year. Physiologist: complete higher education in the relevant field of training (specialist) without work experience requirements.

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