Course Information
TitleOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY / OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
CodeΨΥ-573
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013521

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 23
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600144494
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students must have basic knowledge of Research Methods in Psychology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students: - Will be able to understand the ways in which Psychology contributes to job-person fit; - Will understand the main principles and theoretical models that explain work-related well-being, attitudes and and job behaviors, and will be able to apply these in practice; - Will know how to perform a job analysis for (re)designing healthier and more safe work environments; - Will be able to evaluate empirical findings in order to make specific recommendations for job redesign.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) is an interdisciplinary field of Applied Psychology that is concerned with the health and safety of workers. OH Psychologists utilize scientific methodology to understand the impact of(emotional, cognitive, physical)occupational stressors on employees' physical and mental health, the interaction between work and non-work life, and to design interventions aiming at improving/protecting employee health and well-being. During this course the following topics are covered: 1) Occupational Stress and Employee Health 2) Theoretical models that explain employee well-being; 3) Emotional Labor; 4) Employee Attitudes and Behaviors: Sickness Absence and Sickness Presence 5) Recovery from job demands; 6) Work-family balance; 7) Safety at work; 8) Socioeconomic Conditions and Occupational Health; 9) Ιntervention in Organizations: Job Redesign and Job Crafting. Also, during the practicum, students will get acquainted with the main principles of job analysis and will learn how to use this tool in the context of job (re)design that aims at healthier and more safe work environments.
Keywords
Burnout, Emotional Labor, Job Analysis, Job Crafting, Job Redesign, Health and Safety at work, Recovery from Work, Stress, Work-Family Balance,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • References to relevant work
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
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Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures783
Laboratory Work130.5
Fieldwork80.3
Reading Assigment140.5
Written assigments150.6
Exams20.1
Total1305
Student Assessment
Description
Course Evaluation: - Written exam at the end of the semester (60% of final grade). Written exams will consist of 10 TRUE or FALSE questions and two or three open questions; - Research report on job analysis and job redesign(40% of final grade). This paper will be up to 2500 words (excl. References, Tables).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Peeters, M.C.W.,De Jonge, J., & Taris, T.W. (2013). An introduction to contemporary work psychology. UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Last Update
10-12-2019