UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit examines organisational change, development and design, and covers topics such as the role of the organisational development (OD) practitioner, entering and contracting to organisations, diagnosis, analysis and feedback of organisational improvement opportunities, development and effective implementation of organisational interventions, and the evaluation and the institutionalisation of organisational change. The human resource, technostructural, human process and strategic interventions adopted by practitioners to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance the quality of working life are analysed and discussed.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the major concepts, models and theories relevant to organisational development; (2) confidently discuss how the major concepts, models and theories relevant to organisational development have been applied in work settings and could be applied to your own work setting or experience; and (3) critically evaluate the usefulness of concepts, models or theories relating to organisational development for a variety of work settings and situations.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) simulation exercise; (2) case analysis; and (3) group assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Lisette Kanse
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the Master of Business Psychology 73550 or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (coursework) (41650) or the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (coursework) (42610) or the Master of Commerce (coursework) (41680) or the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework) (41660) or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330)
Contact hours 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5515/SEM-2/2017
Note Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

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