Fundamental industrial psychology 801

Module code IPS 801
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content

Students will be exposed to the fundamental principles underlying human behaviour. The module is offered in three different parts:

Part 1: Professional Practice 

  • Background and understanding of Industrial Psychologist roles and practices. 
  • Collaboration with other health care professionals. 
  • Improving competence and skills as an Industrial Psychologist
  • Professional development,

Part 2: Work-Related Psychopathology 

  • The diagnosis of workplace related psychopathology (e.g. stress and burnout) and general psychopathology (e.g. depression, psychological trauma). Know the signs, symptoms and know when to refer and the relevant referral options.
  • Know and understand the physical and psychological health challenges that impact on employee wellness/well-being and how to apply models of intervention.

Part 3: Career Psychology

  • Career counselling interventions, 
  • Life skills and career development. 
  • Career development for South Africa (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)
Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 32 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Human Resource Management
Period of presentation Year

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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