PSYCHOL 7335 - Contemporary Organisational Psychology
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code PSYCHOL 7335 Course Contemporary Organisational Psychology Coordinating Unit Psychology Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites PSYCHOL 7330 and PSYCHOL 7331 Restrictions Available to M Psych (O&HF) and PhD/MPsych(O&HF) students only or by the permission of the Head of School Course Description This course will cover advanced topics relevant to organisational psychology, the role of the organisational psychologist, assessment in practice, organisational change, and contemporary practice. On completion of this course students will have an understanding of issues relevant to the role of the organisational psychologist, assessment in practice, a knowledge and understanding of organisational change, and organisational theories and contemporary practice.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jaime AutonPhone: 8313 7464
Location: Room 726, Level 7 Hughes Building
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary organisational psychology topics.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the organisational psychologist and the application of organisational theories in contemporary practice.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of and skills in professional oral communication.
4. Demonstrate the ability to conduct an initial coaching session using basic coaching techniques.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of continuing professional development requirements of registered psychologists.
6. Demonstrate the ability to develop a continuing professional development learning plan.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesLecturers will provide reading material which will be made available in class and on MyUni at the following link: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/
Recommended ResourcesThe Library is a major resource centre for students. The Research Librarian for Psychology, Vicki Langton, provides some useful information through the Internet at http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/psychology. The website contains a list of databases, links to tutorials and help with searching methods.
Online LearningThis course may use MyUni for one or more of the following:
- Communication with students via Announcements and Discussion Board
- Submission of assessment
- Access to resources such as forms, templates and additional readings
- Self-directed learning activities
Link to MyUni: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures will be supported by group discussion related to the lecture content. This course will include two non-graded pass assessments that must be passed successfully to complete the course. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Seminars: 3 hours each week for 11 weeks (36 hours). Redemption assignments will be set for any missed classes.
Assignment 1: 15 hours including preparation for and demonstration and evaluation of coaching
Assignment 2: 30 hours including development of CPD plan, execution of CPD and coaching sessions with course coordinator to evaluate progress in CPD plan.
Independent reading associated with seminars: 24 hours
Further details will be provided in class.
Learning Activities SummarySeminars will be held weekly on a Monday afternoon from 2.10pm- 5.00pm. The following is a provisional program only. The final program will be advised at semester commencement.
Week Topic Week 1 Introduction to Contemporary Organisational Psychology Week 2 Issues with being a Consultant Week 3 The Complexity of Consulting Week 4 Leadership Week 5 Ethics in Organisational Psychology Week 6 Conflict Resolution Week 7 Introduction to Coaching I Week 8 Introduction to Coaching II Week 9 Public Holiday (No Class) Week 10 Becoming an Organisational Psychologist and Best Practice Peer Supervision Week 11 Mentally Healthy Workplaces Week 12 The role of psychology in supporting organisational risk when it comes to employee injury and rehabilitation
Specific Course RequirementsOn enrolment all students MUST apply for and obtain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. All students are required to provide a copy of their registration details to the Program Administrator on their first day in the Program: this will be required for the Summer School courses Professional Practice and Evidence-Based Practice.The application form and details of fees payable are available from the PBA website: http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/Forms.aspx.
Candidates are required to consent to a police check as part of their application to the Psychology Board of Australia for Provisional Registration, a requirement of enrolment in the program. A satisfactory current police check is a mandatory.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAssessment consists of two summative tasks as detailed below. Each assessment task must be passed successfully to complete the course. Due dates will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning outcome(s) being addressed Practical coaching exercise Summative NGP 1,3,4 Competency development plan Summative NGP 1,2,3,5,6
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at all seminars is mandatory to ensure students attain and can demonstrate the relevant required competencies. Should students fail to meet mandatory attendance requirements by being absent this may lead to a fail grade for the course. Exemptions to mandatory attendance requirements may be granted for up to 2 seminars by the Course Coordinator if there are exceptional medical, compassionate, or extenuating circumstances as defined by the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy. Students will be required to complete redemption exercises to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator for any seminars missed.
Assessment DetailAssignment 1: This assignment involves students videoing themselves conducting a coaching session. Students will also complete a self-reflective written piece of work about the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the coaching session.
Assignment 2: This assignment involves students completing a coaching session with a designated staff member and completing a self-directed competency development plan.
Further details on all assessments will be provided in class.
SubmissionStudents will submit assignments via the process described in the Course and Assessment Schedule provided to students at the beginning of semester.
The School of Psychology undertakes to adhere to the University’s Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy, Procedure 6a, which requires that assessments are returned within 4 weeks of the deadlines for submission.
Extension of time for an assignment may be granted at the discretion of the Course Coordinator, to whom students should apply in writing (or email) before the due date and time.
No requests for extensions will be considered if made after the due date and time.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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