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Undergraduate Course: Psychological Well-being and Business (BUST08051)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to support you to maximise your potential throughout your time at university and in your future careers, by guiding you through the key transitions of starting, progressing and leaving university. You will be encouraged, through the analysis of theories, models, tools and techniques, to become self-aware and take responsibility for your ongoing personal and professional development and ultimately your overall sense of well-being, enabling you to thrive in all aspects of your lives. You will be learning from business practitioners on how these theories, tools & techniques apply in the business world, through a range of guest speakers and case studies.
Course description This course will introduce you to a variety of theoretical models, tools and techniques which explore psychological well-being and their applicability in personal and professional development, and in the business world. These models will be used as the basis for developing self-awareness, personal and professional strength and growth, and evaluating how these can be fostered in others, in order to achieve a positive impact on personal, professional and organisational performance, through adaptability and change.

Outline Content

This course may include the following:
- Understanding transitioning into university and potential culture shock;
- Evaluating theories and models of psychological-well-being and their role in understanding oneself and others, and the business world;
- Facilitating being self-aware and emotionally intelligent;
- Building and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships and team-working skills;
- Recognising how feelings affect oneself and others, and personal and professional performance;
- Understanding and utilising resilience, self-leadership, personal strengths and a sense of purpose as a way of enhancing personal well-being;
- Personal and professional development; identifying, developing and reflecting on skills, mind-sets and behaviours needed to enhance personal performance at university and future employability.

Student Learning Experience

Fundamentally this course is about allowing you to understand yourself and others in a safe and supportive environment, so that you are able to develop strength, confidence and resilience in your academic, personal and professional journeys. You will be expected to undertake guided reading and lecture materials, and prepare for, and engage in, tutorials. There will be opportunities to undertake personal and professional formative assessments, understand group dynamics and how to work in groups, and benefit from group coaching conversations. You will be assessed through an individual vlog and an individual reflective essay.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Psychological Well-being in Business (BUST08044) OR Psychological Well-being in Business (BUST08048)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  300
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Online Activities 48, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 118 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 60% Essay (Individual) - 2,000 words - Assesses course Learning Outcomes 1,2

40% Vlog (Individual) - 10 minutes - Assesses course Learning Outcomes 3,4
Feedback Formative: Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Summative: Feedback will be provided on the assessments within agreed deadlines.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and critically evaluate models, theories, tools and techniques of psychological well-being.
  2. Discuss how models, theories, tools and techniques of psychological well-being can be applied to themselves, others, and the business context, through a reflective essay.
  3. Demonstrate their personal and professional development journey through an oral presentation.
  4. Understand and reflect on their strengths, goals, and well-being in order to effectively manage personal, academic and professional opportunities and challenges.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Autonomy, Accountability and Working with Others

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Understand oneself and others, through critical reflection, diversity awareness and empathic development, in order to maximise individual and collective resilience, and personal and professional potential.

Communication, ICT, and Numeracy Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Convey meaning and message through a wide range of communication tools, including digital technology and social media; to understand how to use these tools to communicate in ways that sustain positive and responsible relationships.

Cognitive Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to

Knowledge and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary organisational disciplines; comprehend the role of business within the contemporary world; and critically evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary research and sources of evidence in order to make, and present, well informed and transparent organisation-related decisions, which have a positive global impact.
KeywordsWell-being,health,personal and social awareness,flourish,development,resilience,business
Course organiserMrs Tara Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)50 8074
Course secretaryMiss Jen Wood
Tel: (0131 6)50 8335
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