ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH SERVICES

PHE2OPS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to theories of organisational behaviour, management and change, with reference to health care organisations. Students will examine the major theories used to analyse organisational structures, roles and decision-making. These will be applied to explore core issues in health care organisations, including: team work in service delivery, authority and leadership, conflict, strategies for organisational change, employee participation and job satisfaction, and organisational stress.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE2OPH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOrganizational behavior: science, the real world and youPrescribedNelson, D.L. & Quick, JC 2013SOUTH-WESTERN CENGAGE LEARNING, MASON.
ReadingsOrganisational behaviorRecommendedGriffin R.W. & Moorhead, G. 2014SOUTH-WESTERN CENGAYE LEARNING, MASON.
ReadingsOrganisational behaviour: a psychological perspective for the Asia-PacificRecommendedKalliath, T, Brough, P & O'Driscoll, M Manimala, M. J., & Siu, O. (2010)MCGRAW HILL, SYDNEY, NSW.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. By the end of this subject students will be able to demonstrate awareness of critical psychological factors affecting work performance of individuals and groups.

Activities:
Written assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Students will be able to assess and interpret some of the organisational psychology constructs.

Activities:
Written assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Describe and discuss main psychological factors affecting employees and workplace enviroment

Activities:
Group discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Identify attitudes of the individual that are relevant to organisational behavior

Activities:
Group discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Identify attitudes of the group that are relevant to organisational behavior

Activities:
Group discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online equivalence of 2 hours of lecture per week for 12 weeks."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online equivalence of 1 hour of tutorial per week for 12 weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester. Two 1700 words individual assignments.40 01, 02
Mid-semester. One - 800 word indvidual assignments.20 01, 02
Weekly group discussion via LMS (1,300 word individual component)40 03, 04, 05