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PSY2112 - Organisational psychology

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Graeme Hyman


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Flexible)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


The central theme of this unit is applied psychology focused at the individual, group and organisational levels. At the individual level the use of vocational assessment inventories to determine career choice and selection will be examined. Theories of leadership, power, motivation, job satisfaction, morale and the processes involved in training personnel will be examined at the group level. At the organisational level topics include systems theory, organisational culture, conflict and change. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the key concepts and terms adopted and investigated by organisational psychologists; and
  2. appreciate the practical application of organisation psychology principles in the workplace.


Administration and interpretation of a vocational assessment inventory: 20%
Exam (2 hours): 50%
Preparation and administration of a skills training session: 30%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour practical workshop per week.

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


Completion of 48 points of any degree