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MOP5062 - Contemporary organisational psychology

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Elisabeth Wilson-Evered


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The broad aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of variables which influence individual job performance. Specifically, the first aim is to examine theoretical models and empirical evidence on job design, work performance, motivation, job satisfaction, organisational commitment and stress and well-being. The second aim, is to develop an understanding of training programs, specifically, training needs analysis, devising and delivering a training program and evaluating training processes and outcomes. The third and final aim is to introduce students to human factors.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and models of major I/O concepts which influence individuals at work;
  2. Apply the knowledge of selected areas if I/O Psychology to the diagnosis, management and evaluation of an organisational problem or situation;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to write an exposition in an area of I/O psychology closely approximating the standard expected of a good journal publication (ie: JOOP level);
  4. Demonstrate the ability to understand training as it applies to organisations;
  5. Apply knowledge to the task of conducting a training needs analysis, devising and delivering a training program and including an evaluation component relating to training processes and outcomes;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to reflect on new learning and experiences and integrate these new developments within the students' existing praxis;
  7. Develop the skills to work effectively in a professional learning community.


There will be two major assessments and a weekly reflection task. The purpose of the assessment tasks are to evaluate the participant's ability to understand and apply major I/O concepts, theories and research to real organisational events. Written assignment 1 (40%), Written Assignment 2 (50%) Reflective piece (10%).