Courses & Units

Organisational Psychology KHA315


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


This is an advanced level elective unit.


 This unit introduces students to the field of organisational and industrial psychology. This is an applied field that draws on core theories and ideas from psychology and applies them to organisational and work contexts. The unit will be taught in two modules. Module 1 - will deal with core topics in organisational psychology such as theoretical perspectives, motivation and attitudes, organisational culture and change and stress in the workplace. Module 2 - will have a more applied focus on areas such as testing, personnel selection (and various processes associated with selection) and topics in the field of human factors such as human error, cognitive workload and situation awareness. These topics will be complemented by activities in practical classes.


Unit name Organisational Psychology
Unit code KHA315
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Dr Rachel Grieve
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr lab class weekly (13 weeks)


2-hr Exam (50%), Assignments totalling 2500 words (50%)

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