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C84MDI Managing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion at Work
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on the postgraduate courses MSc in Management Psychology and MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology within the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module begins with an introduction to the concept of workplace diversity, in which the history of the changing workforce and the increasing interest in managing diversity at work will be explored. The concepts of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination will be examined and the challenges to successful diversity management will be debated. The global context for diversity management will be explored alongside a social psychology perspective on culture and communication and both within-group and inter-group relationships. Using case studies and organisational scenarios students will develop problem-solving skills relating to managing diversity at work. Students will also gain practical skills in the critical evaluation of real-world diversity initiatives. This module will be assessed by one extended piece of coursework.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week3 hours
Seminar 5 weeks1 per week1 hour

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

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 30 15-minute group presentation 
Coursework 2 70 2000-word assignment 

Dr F Gavin

Education Aims:  This module has dual aims: 1) To provide a knowledge base in relation to managing the diverse workforce and promoting inclusive workplaces 2) To offer a platform for developing practical skills relating to the evaluation of real-world diversity initiatives. Students will be introduced to the main theoretical issues relating to diversity management and will explore these issues in relation to their applicability in real-world situations.

Learning Outcomes:  On completion of this module, students should be able to: a) understand the main issues relating to workplace diversity from historical, contemporary and world-wide perspectives; b) discuss the main issues and challenges in applying diversity management to real-world situations; c) critically evaluate both theory and practice relating to workplace diversity; d) evaluate real world diversity initiatives in relation to their content, process, outcomes and theoretical foundation. Transferable skills include: 1) Cognitive Skills: problem-solving, analysis & synthesis, critical evaluation, independent learning and group learning. 2) Practical Skills: time management, library research, computer literature searches. 3) Professional Skills: team work, presentation skills, oral communication, written communication and evaluation of real-world workplace initiatives

Offering School:  Medicine

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