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MOP6021 - Placement 3

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Simon Albrecht


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is designed to satisfy the APS requirement that "there should be ongoing class contact with students that relates to and develops their placement experiences". To this end, the weekly two-hour seminars will provide a forum whereby students can share their placement experiences and apply the theory, models, frameworks, perspectives and experiences gained during the content based components of the course. This unit will also focus on applied diagnostics. Students will gain skills and experience in the administration of multi-rater feedback processes and organisational climate surveys.


On completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to apply academic learning to organisational practice;
  2. effectively communicate goals, learning and insights from placement experiences in a structured and engaging way;
  3. demonstrate understanding of the professional roles, code of conduct and ethics of the organisational psychologists as described by the Board of Psychologists and APS;
  4. demonstrate understanding of the professional competencies of organisational psychologists (assessment, diagnosis, intervention design and implementation, evaluation and reflection);
  5. provide evidence of placement experiences, professional growth and development in terms of placement report, documentation on hours worked, and a supervisor report;
  6. explain the model of the adult learner and the adult learning cycle;
  7. describe and conduct a 360 degree feedback process;
  8. source and evaluate organisational climate measures;
  9. describe a survey feedback process.


Attendance at scheduled placement seminars plus 4 assessment pieces:
1. Placement presentation/case scenario (25%)
2. Professional placement report (25%)
3. Climate construct presentation (25%)
4. 360 degree feedback report (25%). Students are required to complete all assessments. Feedback will be provided on all assessments, however, the final grade will be 'pass/fail'.

Contact hours

2 hours per week