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MOP6090 - Organisational change and development

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 Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit reviews contemporary and complex topics relating specifically to organisational change and development that are emergent and of current interest in organisational psychology. The focus will be on organisational change and development, occupational stress, leadership and climate and culture.


On completion of this unit the student should be able to demonstrate:

  1. a conceptual and applied knowledge of major theories relating organisational change and organisational development.
  2. the capacity to describe the influence and importance of leadership in organisational change and similar major events.
  3. an understanding of the concepts of climate and culture relating to organisations and describe measures, diagnostics and interventions on this aspect of organisations.
  4. the application to theories and concepts and empirical research relating to organisational change to topics such as mergers, acquisitions and downsizing and to interventions relevant to organisational psychology.
  5. the ability to synthesise knowledge by describing the contribution of organisational psychologists to the management and promotion of effective organisational change and development.


Assessment includes two written essays and a presentation or role play in class.

Contact hours

3 hour lecture per week


Completion of the first year of Master of Organisational Psychology Program, specifically MOP5062 or similar from complimentary courses.