6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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Psychosocial effects of work on individuals is explained from a preventive viewpoint. Mental illness & its effect on employment, alcohol and drug use, disability discrimination, equal employment opportunity legislation, workplace health promotion & shift work are examined.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Identify, analyse and evaluate various issues that might arise for a worker in regards to the working environment, and devise appropriate management control strategies;
- identify, analyse and communicate the underpinning principles of disability discrimination and equal employment legislation and practically apply them to workplace settings;
- develop, implement, and evaluate a health promotion program;
- implement evidence-based occupational drug and alcohol management;
- reflect critically on theoretical models and concepts underpinning organisational psychology; and
- develop insightful and persuasive recommendations to improve workplace culture.
- 5 x Critical reflections (300 words each) (25% total)
- Risk management report (1,200 words) (20%)
- Essay proposal (300 words) (5%) (hurdle)
- Essay presentation (15 minutes) (15%) (hurdle)
- Final essay (2,100 words) (35%) (hurdle)
Attendance at the on-campus days is a hurdle requirement of the unit.
12 hours self-directed study per week, plus 3 compulsory block days.
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