Psychological aspects of leadership and risk management 7.5 Credits

Psykologiska aspekter på ledarskap och riskhantering
First cycle, P0021A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Autumn 2018 Sp 2
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Syllabus established
by 15 Jun 2010

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Course requires ability to analyse a safety management system (course Risk management).

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Analyze various situations with respect to their demands on human situation awareness, decision making, communication, team work, leadership, stress and fatigue.
  2. Analyze systems and procedures for crisis management.

  • Human information processing capacity.
  • Decision making, communication and teamwork in high-risk work settings.
  • Basic leadership psychology.
  • The effects of stress and fatigue on performance.

Lectures, seminars and project work.

Written exam, 4,5hp. Grades: Failed, Passed, Passed with distinction. Project work, 3hp. Grades: Failed, Passed.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Malin Wass

Transition terms
The course P0021A is equal to ARP314

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Flin, R., O' Connor, P. & Crichton, M. (2009). Safety at the sharp end: A guide to non-technical skills. Ashgate
Articles about 100 p.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

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