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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Practising Organisational Psychology
Module Code HR5124
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Claire Gubbins
Semester 2: Claire Gubbins
Autumn: Claire Gubbins
Module TeachersClaire Gubbins
Katie Ann Bridget Clarke
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To develop applied skills appropriate to the roles that graduates of the MWOP/B Programme typically perform in contemporary organisations. In particular the module will prepare participants to view multiple aspects of organisational psychology and behaviour from an ethical perspective as set out in PSI Ethical Guidelines. Competencies required for effective internal and external consulting are identified and assessed. The challenges and opportunities presented by the changing future of work are explored, and differential strategies for successful career management in this new context are developed. Skills applicable to conflict management in today's work context are assessed and developed.

Learning Outcomes

1. Act in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Organisational Psychologists as set out by PSI
2. Manage internal or external consulting skills situations
3. Apply understanding of developments in future of work to career planning and management
4. Manage conflict effectively in organisational settings

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Workshop256 X 4 hour workshop on topics per learning outcomes
Independent Study60Assigned Reading and preparation for workshops
Independent Study40Preparation of written assignment and preparation for quiz
Total Workload: 125

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)An individual paper of not more than 3,000 words providing a reflection on how key learnings from this module could be applied to your personal career development and/or leadership practice. You may focus on an individual topic or integrate a number of them as you wish. In either case your reflection MUST include a "Standing in the future letter" (Max 1,000 words) as follows: Identify one specific role (name the organization that you believe would be fulfilling for you ten years from now. Write a cover letter to that organisation dated ten years years from now highlighting how experience and skills you have acquired since completing your Master’s degree, have prepared you for this role90%n/a
In Class TestMCQ Quiz on Application of PSI Code of Ethics10%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 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Peter Block: 2011, Flawless Consulting, 3rd, Pfeiffer, 978-047062074
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MLOBMSc in Leadership & Organis. Behav
MPOMSc in Work & Organisational Psychology
MSOBMSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour

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