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PS5539: A PSYCHOLOGY TOOLKIT FOR CONSULTING (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

Business consultants can offer much needed advice and expertise across diverse areas that require an in-depth understanding of the people working in these areas to do so. Psychology Toolkit for Consulting course offers students an introduction into the a range of tools used by psychologist when consulting across these varied industries. The course will be taught by a practicing consultant and experienced academic and will cover both theoretical as well as practical aspects of psychological tools used in consulting.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Linda O'donnell

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Psychology Toolkit for Consulting course will cover a range of topics that will be delivered by multiple teaching methods including lectures, guest talks, case-based assessments etc.

The course is aimed at those with career aspirations to join a consulting firm, start their own consultancy or curious to know more about the role of a consultant. The course will provide you with an overview of the psychological tools used by consultants to better understand their clients to add a deeper understanding of human behaviour in the workplace.

Completion of this course will help students to develop communication and feedback skills, confidence and knowledge in understanding human behaviour in the workforce and overall stronger understanding of the role of a business consultant. Students will have the opportunity to use the psychological tools on themselves and fellow students which will also help the individual student gain a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses for personal and professional development.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 10 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

Written feedback to be provided by course tutor based on how students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant theories, analysis linking theory and practice, and critical evaluation and coherent argument.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseExplain the linkage between theory and practice of the use of psychological tools.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe the role of psychological tools in consulting; know which tool to administer and how to administer the tool.
FactualRememberProvide an overview of the current psychological tools used in consulting.
ProceduralApplyDiscuss and debate contemporary professional and ethical issues in the use of psychological tools in consulting; explore the importance of feedback of tool results.
ReflectionUnderstandIdentify key psychological tools used by consultants and understand how to utilise them effectively to prepare students for a career in business consultancy.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseExplain the linkage between theory and practice of the use of psychological tools.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe the role of psychological tools in consulting; know which tool to administer and how to administer the tool.
ReflectionUnderstandIdentify key psychological tools used by consultants and understand how to utilise them effectively to prepare students for a career in business consultancy.
FactualRememberProvide an overview of the current psychological tools used in consulting.
ProceduralApplyDiscuss and debate contemporary professional and ethical issues in the use of psychological tools in consulting; explore the importance of feedback of tool results.

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