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Professional Practice and Organisational Consulting (PSY563)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit will focus on professional, practical and methodological issues related to the practice of organisational psychology including: ethical and legal issues; cultural and ethnic issues; consulting skills; building and running a private practice; core organisational consulting skills such as working with data in organisations; program evaluation; record keeping, report writing and accountability.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of the unit a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of professional standards relevant to their role
2. Identify ethical guidelines and legislation of relevance to professional practice in organisations
3. Discuss the complex impact of cultural differences in an organisational setting
4. Demonstrate knowledge of organisational measurement techniques
5. Describe the differences and similarities between internal and external consultancy
6. Identify and access sources of information relevant to the running of a small business
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning is self-directed, but also containing discussion forums to enable greater understanding. Every topic will have readings and sometimes other supportive material to aid your understanding of the topic. Additional reading outside this is recommended to enable your comprehensive understanding in the topic.
Other Learning Experiences Online discussions
Assessment Students will contribute to regular discussions to demonstrate understanding of the topics areas, complete an assessment on Organisational Psychological practice, an assessment on ethical and legal dilemmas, as well as pass a final exam. You will be given the marking guides for the assignments within the unit guide.
Prerequisites Enrolment in C1114, G1057, M1157 or D1063
Notes This unit was previously PSY575/S575 Professional Practice Issues.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Applied Psychology + Doctor of Philosophy (MAppPsych)+(PhD)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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