MSc Organisational Psychology
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
Work Design, Performance & Wellbeing
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Topics include the impact of the work environment on human performance and well-being; human-machine interaction and equipment design; human error; organisational safety culture; occupational stress and its management; and the ageing workforce.
BMAN71982 Programme Requirements: BMAN71982 is available as a core unit only to students on MSc Business Psychology and MSc Organisational Psychology
The course aims to provide students with a firm conceptual foundation in key theoretical perspectives on the relationship between the individual and his/her work environment, and to develop an understanding of their application.
Understand key theoretical approaches in Organisational Psychology;
Apply psychological theory in organisational settings;
Demonstrate practical skills in literature search, written presentation, and practical project work.
Group presentation (25 minutes duration) and 500-word written summary (25% weighting);
Two-hour, closed-book written examination (75% weighting)
Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff, including answers to student queries provided via an online discussion forum.
Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.
Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall assignment and examination performance.
Glendon, A.I. & Clarke, S. (2015). Human Safety and Risk Management (3rd Edition). CRC Press.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Elinor O'Connor||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Method
Online Learning Activities (blogs, discussions, self assessment questions).