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Online Psychology 2023-2024

PS1015: STUDENT RESILIENCE: MOVING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING

0 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Resilience has an important role to play in enabling students to manage periods of adversity, to grow, learn and further develop skills into the future.   The good news is that resilience can be enhanced via training in methods and strategies designed to support and develop psychological and social resources. The even better news is that this module is designed to do just that!  The course will introduce you to the topic of resilience and then guide you through the process of enhancing your own resilience via practical strategies and approaches designed to support you through your studies.

PS1515: STUDENT RESILIENCE: MOVING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING

0 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

Resilience has an important role to play in enabling students to manage periods of adversity, to grow, learn and further develop skills into the future.   The good news is that resilience can be enhanced via training in methods and strategies designed to support and develop psychological and social resources. The even better news is that this module is designed to do just that!  The course will introduce you to the topic of resilience and then guide you through the process of enhancing your own resilience via practical strategies and approaches designed to support you through your studies.

PS5025: HUMAN FACTORS IN INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Safety is a priority in every industry.  This course considers safety from a human factors perspective, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about the factors that can influence human performance and safety.

The course will provide insight into human behaviour at work, from how we work together and make decisions (non-technical skills) to the impact of the workplace environment (heat, noise) on our ability to work safely and effectively.

By covering the most up to date research in this area, alongside evaluating real life case studies to discover what went wrong, this course will equip professionals from every industry with the tools they need to begin evaluating, and improving, safety at their own place of work.

PS5030: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WELLBEING

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

What makes us happy?  What improves our psychological wellbeing?  How can we increase life satisfaction?  This course will explore the factors that contribute to psychological wellbeing at both and individual and societal level.  We will look at theories of psychological wellbeing and explore the science and theory of what improves wellbeing.  Students will also have the opportunity to apply this in their own life and consider how this can be applied to improve the well being of communities and societies.

PS5031: ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

At some point in our lives we will, hopefully, enter the world of work and be met with some of the challenges and issues which confront organisations globally such as managing organisational change, how to create a talent pipeline and how to create high performing teams. This online module provides an opportunity for students to understand the role of Occupational Psychology in dealing with these challenges and how psychological theory underpins practice in the workplace and across organisations. 

PS5035: ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND CONFLICT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This online course covers two areas relevant to the performance and safety of organisations and their workers: culture and conflict.

 

Culture: ‘The way we do things around here’ – the rules and norms that govern employee behaviour.  We will discuss organisational, national and professional culture, alongside multi-cultural teams.

 

Conflict: Differing experiences and backgrounds can produce disagreement, sometimes resulting in rudeness and bullying, adversely impacting worker performance and wellbeing.  We will discuss conflict, the impact on staff, plus management strategies.

PS5036: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL BIAS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

From the moment we are born, we exist in a world that is filled with social bias. Social bias exists in our brain and it exists in our cultural environment. Yet, the consequences of social bias, such as prejudice and discrimination, are often deemed socially unacceptable and in many cases illegal.

 

This course examines the psychological causes and consequences of social bias for individuals and for society.v

PS5041: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Positive psychology is “the scientific study of what goes right in life” and “what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2006). Focusing on what is right with people is increasing being successfully applied to the world of work thus creating work settings which provide the greatest satisfaction amongst workers and where people, teams and organisations flourish and thrive. This course considers how the application of positive psychology theory and models can help overcome organisational challenges such as change management, motivation and effective leadership.

PS5042: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION AT WORK

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Students will understand the role of organisational psychology in creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) workplace culture. Psychological theory will outline why creating a DEI culture matters and the links to retention and wellbeing. It will explore the theory and practical application of psychology and the role of the Organisational Psychologist in implementing DEI. Key areas considered include ageism, neurodiversity and LGBTQ+ and the role of leadership theory and models linked to creating a DEI culture.

PS5051: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course will look at mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.  It will consider how mental health and work are related and what factors in the workplace impact on mental health and wellbeing, at an individual, team and systemic level.

We will also consider how to create a mentally healthy workplace and how mental health can be supported in the workplace.  The theory and learning will be supported by case studies, discussion boards and real-life reflections from workplaces.

PS5525: HUMAN FACTORS IN INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Safety is a priority in every industry.  This course considers safety from a human factors perspective, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about the factors that can influence human performance and safety.

The course will provide insight into human behaviour at work, from how we work together and make decisions (non-technical skills) to the impact of the workplace environment (heat, noise) on our ability to work safely and effectively.

By covering the most up to date research in this area, alongside evaluating real life case studies to discover what went wrong, this course will equip professionals from every industry with the tools they need to begin evaluating, and improving, safety at their own place of work.

PS5530: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WELLBEING

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

What makes us happy?  What improves our psychological wellbeing?  How can we increase life satisfaction?  This course will explore the factors that contribute to psychological wellbeing at both and individual and societal level.  We will look at theories of psychological wellbeing and explore the science and theory of what improves wellbeing.  Students will also have the opportunity to apply this in their own life and consider how this can be applied to improve the well being of communities and societies.

PS5531: ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

At some point in our lives we will, hopefully, enter the world of work and be met with some of the challenges and issues which confront organisations globally such as managing organisational change, how to create a talent pipeline and how to create high performing teams. This online module provides an opportunity for students to understand the role of Occupational Psychology in dealing with these challenges and how psychological theory underpins practice in the workplace and across organisations. 

PS5536: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL BIAS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

From the moment we are born, we exist in a world that is filled with social bias. Social bias exists in our brain and it exists in our cultural environment. Yet, the consequences of social bias, such as prejudice and discrimination, are often deemed socially unacceptable and in many cases illegal.

 

This course examines the psychological causes and consequences of social bias for individuals and for society.v

PS5537: SAFETY CRITICAL SKILLS IN INDUSTRY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Non-technical skills are the social, cognitive and personal management skills that, alongside technical knowledge, enable safe and effective work performance.  These skills are vital in all industries, with a particular emphasis on high risk industries such as aviation, healthcare, shipping, agriculture and offshore drilling.

PS5541: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Positive psychology is “the scientific study of what goes right in life” and “what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2006). Focusing on what is right with people is increasing being successfully applied to the world of work thus creating work settings which provide the greatest satisfaction amongst workers and where people, teams and organisations flourish and thrive. This course considers how the application of positive psychology theory and models can help overcome organisational challenges such as change management, motivation and effective leadership.

PS5551: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will look at mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.  It will consider how mental health and work are related and what factors in the workplace impact on mental health and wellbeing, at an individual, team and systemic level.

We will also consider how to create a mentally healthy workplace and how mental health can be supported in the workplace.  The theory and learning will be supported by case studies, discussion boards and real-life reflections from workplaces.

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