Psychological aspects of leadership and risk management 7.5 credits

Psykologiska aspekter på ledarskap och riskhantering
First cycle, P0069A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2019

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
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 K0007B Risk and safety - Basic course

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:

•    Analyze the demands that various situations pose on humans with respect to situation awareness, decision making, communication, teamwork, stress and fatigue.
•    Predict and evaluate risks that are due to to limitations in human behaviour and capabilities.
•    Plan and conduct a project within given time limits where collaboration and leadership are central.

  • Information processing in humans
  • Decision making, communication, and collaboration in situations that involve high risks
  • Basic leadership theories
  • The relationship between stress, fatigue and performance

Lectures, seminars and project work.

Written exam, 4,5hp. Grades: Failed, 3, 4, 5. 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.

Transition terms
Due to similar content, the course can not be included in a degree together with the course P0021A or other courses with similar content.

Malin Wass

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA19
0002Project workU G#3.00MandatoryA19

Study guidance
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