Module title: Work Psychology [HKBU]

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY09608
Module leader: Bridget Hanna
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bridget Hanna
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Where appropriate students own workplace experiences will be used in discussion so that the learning tasks are personalised. A combination of face to face lecturing, tutorials, online resources and supplied reading pack will provide the core learning material. Real life examples of workplace issues will be used to illustrate teaching and students will be asked actively to identify how the concepts and models studied apply to their own experience of work . Students will engage in weekly group discussions of case materials to allow the emphasis on collaborative learning to be maintained throughout the module.
Online learning opportunities will provide the material for topics and for reviewing assessments prior to submission.


Formative Assessment:
A report and multiple choice questions will form the summative assessment for the module. Frequent formative assessment will be available through case study/applied problem based learning exercises that will be discussed in groups. Students will be expected to provide examples from their personal experience and comment on those of others in small group discussions.


Summative Assessment:
A 2000 word report (submitted in week 8) and a 50 minute class test (completed in the exam period) consisting of multiple choice questions will form the summative assessment for the module. Frequent formative assessment will be available through case study/applied problem based learning exercises that will be discussed in groups. Students will be expected to provide examples from their personal experience and comment on those of others in small group discussions.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 173
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 30 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will focus on individuals and groups in relation to their work. It will look at the contribution psychology can make in enhancing individual and organisational productivity, satisfaction, safety and well-being.
Four main areas are explored in depth: selection and assessment at work; stress; work motivation:
Theories, applications and implications for people and work, including aspects of team working and leadership



Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Apply psychological theory to the workplace and explore the challenges in applying research
evidence to support work psychology solutions
LO2: Compare and contrast approaches to organisational selection and evaluate the effectiveness of psychological assessment tools in a selection context
LO3: Critically reflect on theories of stress at work and associated workplace interventions
LO4: Compare and contrast theories of work motivation and discuss their implications for the individual and the work organisation
LO5 Critically compare approaches to leadership and their impact within the workplace

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