Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Postgraduate students on Management Psychology, Occupational Psychology and Work and Organisational Psychology. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: degree in psychology or other relevant subject with permission from the module convenor.
Summary of Content: This module covers contemporary issues in selection and assessment both from a psychological perspective and as an important personnel system for organisations. It provides discussion of: the nature of the selection system, organisational and job analysis, recruitment, selection interviewing and psychometric testing, selection validation, the nature and use of assessment centres, and the adverse impact of selection methods. The emphasis throughout the module is on selection as a process comprising an identification stage, a design and delivery stage, and an evaluation stage, with multiple feedback loops between stages.
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||70||1.5 hour exam|
|Coursework 1||30||20 minute group presentation|
Dr A Santos
Education Aims: This module has two major aims: first, to introduce students to the main issues relating to the practice of selection at work, and, second, to provide students with the knowledge base from which they can critically evaluate current practice.
Knowledge and Understanding
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Intellectual Skills:problem-solving, analysis & synthesis, critical evaluation, self-evaluation, independent learning and group learning.
Professional Practical Skills:time management, oral and written communication and presentation, teamwork.
Transferable Skills:communicate effectively in writing and by oral presentation, problem solve, retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
Offering School: Medicine
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