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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Flexible)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Albrecht


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

  1. appreciate the practical application of organisation psychology principles in the workplace.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simon Albrecht

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week, plus seven 2-hour workshops in the semester.

Off-campus attendance requirements

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


Completion of 48 points of any degree

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