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PRF4030 - Understanding Teams and Organisations

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Janne Skinner


Not offered in 2007


This unit will focus on professional practice in the workplace. It will:

  1. extend and consolidate students' existing skills and knowledge in managing oneself in a professional manner in an organised and culturally diverse environment;
  2. develope an awareness and understanding of the range of ways in which work can be organised and carried out in contemporary workplaces including teams and contracted work;
  3. develop a sensitivity to ethical practice, gender and cultural differences, equity and equal opportunity in the workplace; and
  4. develop an understanding of the range of legislation which governs work practices on the part of both employer and employee.


Reflective exercise (equivalent to 1,000 words): 20%
Group simulation exercise (equivalent to 1,500 words when written up for submission): 30%
Research project (equivalent to 2,000 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week