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LUBS5379M Selection and Training for Human Performance

15 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr. Mark Robinson

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the empirical and theoretical research literature in the areas of selection and training. Through considering the practical issues associated with implementing selection and training systems and processes, students will be able to apply their knowledge in an organizational environment while working as consultants and/or researchers in their subsequent careers.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to understand and critically evaluate:
- selection and training as integrated processes for achieving competence
- each stage of the selection and training processes
- the main methods of job analysis, selection, and training delivery
- the concepts of reliability, validity, and utility in selection and training contexts, for the purpose of evaluation
- competency theories and their application to selection and training delivery

Skills outcomes
Upon completing this module, students will be able to:
Transferable skills
- Design original research studies

Subject specific
- Design selection and training processes to assess and improve specific competencies, and critically evaluate their reliability, validity, and effectiveness


Indicative content:
1. Overview of selection
2. Job analysis
3. Selection interviews
4. Psychometric tests
5. Assessment centres

6. Overview of training
7. Theories of learning
8. Design and implementation of training 1
9. Design and implementation of training 2
10. Training transfer and evaluation

This is a core compulsory module on the MSc Organizational Psychology and MSc Business Psychology programmes, addressing content within three of the six syllabus areas identified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for their MSc programme accreditation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours117.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Background reading for each lecture = 66 hours (6 hours for each of the 11 lectures)
Writing the assignment = 51 hours
Total independent learning = 117 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive informal feedback on their learning during the practical exercises. Furthermore, the lectures will be interactive and student questions will be encouraged throughout. Formally, they will receive feedback on their coursework assignment performance.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:28:10


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