Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, MSc by Research in Criminological Psychology
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Summary of Content: The module provides an introduction to organisational psychology as applied to forensic settings. Its aims are threefold: (i) to enable students to understand organisations (forensic settings) as systems, (ii) to learn how to manage and sustain healthy working life, (iii) to consider any issue affecting their client groups from a multi-level, systems perspective. Included as topics are: work-related stress, traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, violence at work, discrimination and harassment, leadership, management, white collar crime, multi-agency working, ethics and professional codes of conduct, job search and selection procedures. The module assessment allows each student to develop, in individual discussions with the module convenor and in group presentations, an essay topic of their choice that lends itself to evidence-based, multi-level (individual, group, organisational, community, national) analysis, and that has clear relevance to the work of forensic psychologists.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||6 hours|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||2 hours 30 mins|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||3,000 word max essay|
Professor A Griffiths
Dr S Chou
Education Aims: This module aims to promote an understanding of forensic settings as systems, and the issues involved in sustaining a career in a complex working environment. It aims to encourage students to think about any issues affecting their client groups with a systems perspective.
• An understanding of forensic settings as complex systems.
• Awareness of approaches to preventing and managing work related stress and trauma.
• An appreciation of the necessity of supervision and support at work, and multi-agency working.
• An appreciation of job search and selection procedures for careers in forensic settings.
• Preventing and managing violence in the workplace.
• A knowledge of ethical and professional codes of conduct.
Offering School: Medicine
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