Course Title: Behaviour in Workplace Groups and Organisations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Behaviour in Workplace Groups and Organisations

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Dr Diane Mead Niblo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7375

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This Course explores the theories and concepts of how organizations operate effectively. The course describes the way individuals and groups function in organizations and the dynamics of the environmental impact on them.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See below

Upon completion of this course the student is expected to be able to:
a) Outline theories of individual and group behaviour
b) Analyse safety and health problems at work in terms of their behavioural components
c) Describe the major types of decision-making processes used in work and their appropriate use
d) Give an account of the major theories of work motivation and behaviour change
e) Design behaviour change strategies relevant to safety and health at work

Overview of Learning Activities

Student learning will be experienced through attendance at seminars, organizational visits, and relevant reading and assignment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources will be discussed in class

Overview of Assessment

Interview report