PSYC5730 Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- In this unit we refresh and expand the Industrial and Organisational Psychology student's understanding of behaviour, cognition, perception, attitudes, motivation and performance in a work context, how these are interrelated, and the factors that influence these. We explore a variety of ways in which such insights can be applied to analyse incidents and to pro-actively contribute to safety, health and well-being in work settings. A range of topics is covered, including human error types and mechanisms, human and organisational factors that influence individual and team performance; well-being and mental health; near misses and threat and error management; safety culture, climate and the impact of leadership styles and behaviour; organising for high reliability/resilience; task analysis and procedure development/compliance; behaviour-based safety; and effective, personality-based safety communications.
- Students are able to (1) expand their understanding of behaviour, cognition, perception, attitudes, motivation, and performance in a work context, how these are interrelated, the factors that influence these, and their relevance in a work safety, health and well-being context; (2) become familiar with ways to analyse, influence and manage the human and organisational factors that play a role in producing positive and/or negative work health, safety and well-being outcomes; (3) decide on suitable human/organisational factors-based work health and safety approaches for a variety of organisations/situations; and (4) demonstrate how to implement these approaches.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly multiple-choice question tests on pre-work materials; (2) team assignment; and (3) individual case study analysis. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Lisette Kanse
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580),
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580).
- enrolment in PSYC5830 Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
- Contact hours
- face-to-face class/workshop sessions: 3 hours per week. Attendance at classes is compulsory.
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-P-3_2019]
- 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.
Readings are provided via LMS.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.