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COURSE SYLLABUS

Psychological aspects of leadership and risk management 7.5 credits

Psykologiska aspekter på ledarskap och riskhantering
First cycle, P0069A
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 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.


Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Psychology
Subject group (SCB)
Psychology

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


Selection

The selection is based on 1-165 credits.



Course Aim
Knowledge and comprehension
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
 
  • Show ability to analyze the demands that various situations pose on humans with respect to the following focus areas of the course: situation awareness, decision making, leadership, communication, teamwork, stress and fatigue.

Skills and abilities
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
 

  • show ability to predict and evaluate risks that are due to limitations in human capabilities and behaviour. 
  • show ability to plan and conduct a project within given time limits where collaboration and leadership are central.
  • present scientific material within the focus areas of the course in oral/written format. 

Appraisal and approach
After passing the course, the student should be able to:  

  • critically reflect on how knowledge about situation awareness, decision making, communication, teamwork, leadership, stress, and fatigue can be applied within work as a fire protection engineer.

Contents
The course contents are the focus areas mentioned above, more specifically…
  • Human information processing
  • Decision making, communication, and collaboration in situations that involve high risks
  • Basic leadership theories
  • The relationship between stress, fatigue and performance

Realization
Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Course activities typically include lectures, seminars, project work and self-studies.

The project, which is performed as a group task, specifically practices the ability to independently search for information within the focus areas of the course from research articles. Within the project work, the students also practice the ability to present and explain scientific information within these areas to their course mates.

Parts of the course may be given in English.


Examination
If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined in a written exam, 4,5 ECTS (Grades U, 3,4,5) and in a project task, 3 ECTS (Grades U, G).

The following aims are specifically examined in the project:

  • show ability to plan and conduct a project within given time limits where collaboration and leadership are central.
  • present scientific material within the focus areas of the course in oral/written format.
  • critically reflect on how knowledge about situation awareness, decision making, communication, teamwork, leadership, stress, and fatigue can be applied within work as a fire protection engineer. 

The other course aims are examined in the written exam.


Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact HLT:s educational administration eduhlt@ltu.se, 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. 

Study guidance is available in the learning platform Canvas before the start of the course. You cho are a new student will find all the information you need at www.ltu.se/nystudent.
You who are already studying at Luleå University of Technology will find information about course start in the schedule on the student web or through the course room in the learning platform which you can reach at ”Mitt LTU”.


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.

Examiner
Malin Wass

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2022 Sp 1
Danielsson, M., Alm, H. (2021). Krisledningens psykologi. Studentlitteratur. ISBN:9789144137742.

Other literature, such as scientific articles will be advised by the teachers.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

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

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

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

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 11 Feb 2022