Reply To: Manual handling training for doctors?


Fiona Trevelyan

Hi Everyone

Just so that you are aware, TROPHI is a moving and handling audit tool taught as part of the health ergonomics postgraduate papers currently offered at AUT, the content of which was set up with significant input from Mike Fray, ACC and Anne McMahon in 2014. The aim of the AUT programme is to offer a postgraduate qualification in NZ (based on the Loughborough University model) that enables persons employed in moving and handling advisory positions within healthcare to upskill in human factors and ergonomics related areas. The postgraduate papers includes topics (amongst others): health and safety legislation, basic anatomy and biomechanics, risk assessment tools for patient handling (e.g. TROPHI) and object handling (e.g. risk reckoner, MAC), user trials, intervention strategy and evaluation. Please let me know if you would like any additional information about any of the above.
Kind regards
Dr Fiona Trevelyan or 09 9219999 ext 7142