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C84TRN Training In Organisations
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on the postgraduate courses in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Degree in Psychology or other relevant subject with permission from the Head of Division.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module is in two parts. The first part focuses on theories of learning and the application of these to training development and design in organisations. Issues relating to training needs analysis, training transfer and evaluation of training are also considered. The second part of the module focuses on the design and operation of performance appraisals in organisations, with particular emphasis on fairness in appraisals and a critical evaluation of the use of 360 degree feedback. Using case studies and organisational scenarios students will consider the practical aspects of developing and delivering training programmes and appraisals in organisations. This module will be assessed by an examination which is in two parts, reflecting each part of the module.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Contact time: 20 hours self-managed learning groups Personal study: 72 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 1 x 2 hour exam (Training and Appraisal) 

Convenor: 
Dr F Gavin

Education Aims:  This module aims to provide a knowledge base in relation to workplace training and individual development from which students can build with practical experience. Students will be introduced to the main theoretical issues relating to these two areas. Their inter-relatedness is discussed.

Learning Outcomes:  On completion of this module, students should be able to:

understand of the main issues relating to the design, provision and evaluation of training in the workplace

discuss the main issues in individual development For both of these topics to be able to critically evaluate theory and practice

Transferable skills include:

Cognitive Skills: problem-solving, analysis & synthesis, critical evaluation, self-evaluation, independent learning and group learning.

Practical Skills: time management, library research, computer literature searches, IT and data analysis.

Professional Skills: team work, oral communication, written communication, professional/ethical conduct and client-focused reporting.

Offering School:  Medicine


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