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.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Degree in Psychology or other relevant subject with permission from the Head of Division.
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:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||4 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||100||1 x 2 hour exam (Training and Appraisal)|
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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