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PSYC5550 Organisational Consultancy Case Study

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides a capstone experience in the Master of Business Psychology course, allowing students to integrate and apply learnings from preceding units in the degree to realistic organisational cases. In addition, it provides the opportunity for students to engage with literature that is critical to the knowledge base they acquire in the course. In this unit, students are first required to read and produce a learning journal on critical readings on Business Psychology. Next, in an intensive mode, students are required to carry out, in a group, a simulated organisational consultancy project that aims to diagnose and solve an organisational problem. Students work in groups under the guidance of academic staff in the unit and present a group response to the case, students then produce individual reports in the case incorporating feedback on the group presentation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically analyse an organisational problem; (2) clearly and concisely present their diagnosis of the organisational problem; (3) reflect on critical readings in business psychology; and (4) illustrate appropriate solutions to organisational consultancy problems to clients.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) learning journal; (2) group presentation; and (3) individual report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Guy Curtis
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology and Successful completion of one Unit(s) PSYC5544 Professional Skills or Unit(s) PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Change
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) PSYC4440 Organisational Consultancy Project Part 1 and Unit(s) PSYC4441 Organisational Consultancy Project Part 2
Contact hours
3 x 7-hour workshops.
Note
Organisational Consultancy Case Study is the capstone unit in the Master of Business Psychology course. This unit provides the opportunity to demonstrate integration and synthesis of their knowledge from various units in the Master of Business Psychology in a simulated work environment. Students in this unit will be work to provide cogent evidence-based responses to business psychology cases derived from the real world with the guidance of staff in the unit.
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