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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title INTRA
Module Code IN317
School 37
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Louise Hopper
Semester 2: Louise Hopper
Autumn: Louise Hopper
Module TeachersLorraine Boran
Louise Hopper
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

Module Aims: • To provide a practical and professional complementary aspect to the student’s academic study of psychology and mathematics or psychology and disruptive technologies. • To provide the opportunity to see how psychology and mathematics or psychology and disruptive technologies can be integrated into professional and social situations • To offer students the opportunity to gain personal and professional skills relevant to the pursuit of graduate employment and further training or study.

Learning Outcomes

1. I Critically evaluate how the combined and differential roles of Psychology and Mathematics, or Psychology and Disruptive Technologies in their work placement can be integrated to examine diverse issues in the natural and man-made world
2. Identify, describe and formulate solutions to real-world psychological, financial and mathematical or technological problems
3. Demonstrate awareness of contextual and interpersonal factors in group and team work
4. Demonstrate self-direction and initiative in their own work under the guidance of a supervisor to identify, discuss, evaluate and resolve problems, differences of opinion and general issues as they arise
5. Engage in reflective consideration of personal strengths and weaknesses. Recognition of how their INTRA experience and skills gained may be positively applied to the rest of their academic studies
6. Document their duties, describe their placement organisation and their role(s) while on placement. Gather and report materials using appropriate technological tools (e.g. online portfolios), library resources, database, programming tools, and statistical and analytic software
7. Communicate competently through written and oral means

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

INTRA Placement
INTRA (INtegrated TRAining) is DCU's internship programme. The aim of INTRA is to enrich students' education through real-world experience, provide a pathway for developing graduate attributes and enhancing employability. INTRA placements will be organised by the DCU Intra Office; Internships are offered in a wide and diverse range of organisations including, (amongst others) health, technology, education, business, media, finance and sports. Students who wish to do placements abroad may be facilitated.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioOn completion of the INTRA programme, each student will be required to compile a detailed portfolio of their experiences while on placement. The INTRA assessment is graded simply as a pass or fail. The assessment is based on three components: 1. Continuous assessment by a Placement Supervisor. 2. Assessment, in consultation with the student and placement supervisor, by an assigned Academic Supervisor from the DCU School of Psychology academic team. 3. Formal written Portfolio: Including an outline of the placement provider, the student’s role, a reflection on personal development and reporting of a piece of work completed while on placement - this to be approved by the supervisors.80%n/a
Oral ExaminationStudents will give a presentation outlining their placement experience to their peers and members of the School Academic staff.20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

  • Arnold, J.: 2016, Work Psychology: Understanding human behaviour in the workplace,, 6th Ed., Pearson Education LTD, New York, NY, 978-12920634
  • Dochy, F., Gijbels, D., Segers, M., & Van den Bossche, P.: 2011, Theories of learning for the workplace: Building blocks for training and professional development programs, , Routledge, London, UK, ISBN: 978-110
  • Smith, P.B., Bond, M.H., & Kagitcibasi, C.: 2006, Understanding social psychology across cultures: Living and working in a changing world,, 3rd Ed., Sage, London, UK, 978-141290365
  • Blustein, D.L.: 2013, The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for a New Era, Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, Mahwah, N.J.,
  • Kahn, W.A: 2009, The student's guide to successful project teams, Routledge, New York, NY, 978-080586184
  • Matthewman, L., Rose, A., & Hetherington, A.: 2009, Work psychology: An introduction to human behaviour in the workplace, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 978-019922751
Other Resources

39098, Website, 0, Information on INTRA for current students, DCU, https://www.dcu.ie/intra/index.shtml,
Programme or List of Programmes
BPDTBSc Psychology & Disruptive Technologies
BPMBSc in Psychology with Mathematics

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