1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE  BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I
2. COURSE CODE PAU1012
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF
  1. Dr. Normaliza Omar
  2. Prof. Dr. Iman Mohamed El Shabrawy Aly
  3. Prof. Dr. Hayati Abdul Rahman
  4. Dr. Asral Wirda Ahmad Asnawi
  5. Dr. Nur Fariha Mohd Manzor
  6. Dr. Syahrina Rahim
  7. En. Faizul Helmi Addnan
  8. Dr. Dr. Mohamad Dzulkhairi Mohd Rani
  9. Pn. Shalinawati Ramli
  10. Dr. Nurul Azmawati Mohamed@ Abd. Aziz
  11. Dr. Nazefah Abd. Hamid
  12. Dr. Fadlul Azim Fauzi Mansur
  13. Dr. Wan Noraini Wan Sulaiman
  14. Dr. Zetty Nadia Mohd. Zain
  15. Dr. Azila Noh
  16. Dr. Khairun Nain Nor Aripin
  17. Dr. Noorfadzilah Zulkifli
  18. Pn Noradilah Samseh Abdullah
  19. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Adel  Mohamed Abdel Rahim El-Kadi
  20. En. Azhari Abd. Aziz
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Basic Medical Science Course
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 1 & 2 / Year 1
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L SGD P/S SLP/ SDL SL O
18 12 2 50 5

L=lecture ; SGD=Self Group Discussion; P=Practical; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

 

 87
7. CREDIT VALUE 87/40= 2.18  (2 credit )
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. Acquire the knowledge on basic human behavioural sciences and the psychological development
  2. Learn self-management skills to manage problems or stress, demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills, positive attitude and motivation.
  3. Demonstrate effective group dynamics, leadership and the quality of sensitivity to the needs of self and others.
  4. Acquire knowledge on types of personality to one’s thinking process, emotion and behaviour.
  5. Incorporate skills in critical thinking and decision making in learning and relationship with others in daily life.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. explain factors that influence perception in daily interactions (LO3, C3-CTPS)
  2. organize group dynamics activity and leadership quality (LO4-CS4, LO5-TS3, LO9-LS4, P5)
  3. apply problem solving and stress management skills (LO3, A5,)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Leadership quality
  • Effective interpersonal communication
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving
  • Lifelong learning
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal group discussions, debate, group work, using authentic situational or problem solving materials, and visit to welfare centers. Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of in class individual and group presentation or discussion will assess the student’s ability to apply critical thinking and encourage students to respond and participate actively in class.

Interactive lecture & discussions sessions

Visit

Debate

 Assessment strategy:

  • Formative and summative assessment (end semester examination and participation during SGDs)
13. SYNOPSIS This course is designed to expose the students to theories of psychology and sociology that would help students develop healthy personal and interpersonal behaviors. The course would instill an understanding of factors influencing one’s personality, strategies to improve accuracy of his/her perceptions and dealing with conflicts and stress. The importance of interpersonal communication skills and teamwork will be discussed. Students will learn proper and effective time management and study techniques. The students also are required to apply skills in critical thinking and decision making in learning and relationship with others in their daily life. The teaching will be in the form of lectures and small group discussions. At the end of the course, students will have to carry out a visit to welfare homes, followed by group presentations.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lecture, Self Group Discussions, Visit, Debate
15. Assessment methods and types
Formative & Summative  Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Assessment method
Continuous Assessment

 

60% Participation and discussion during SGD
End Semester 2 Examination 40% MCQ, MEQ
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture Small Group Discussion Practical/ SCL Assignment/ SLP /SDL Library search Self-study
Input 1: Learning and Conditioning

  • Definition of conditioning
  • Behaviours that are learned and unlearned
  • Cognitive learning  
2 4 6
Input 2: Human Development   

  • Definition of human psychological development.
  • Stages of human development throughout the life span.
  • The relationships among the physical, cognitive and psychosocial realms of development
2 4 6
Input 3: Study Techniques

  • Smart reading and smart learning
  • Definition
  • The importance in   improving study techniques
  • Problem solving during learning process
1   – 2 3
Input 4 : Emotion and Motivation

  • Knowledge on the relationship of emotion and motivation
  • Positive and negative attitude of individuals
  • Factors that influence attitude
  • Understanding the basic needs and the growth needs
  • Definition of motivation, need and drive
  • The understanding of motivation in solving and analyzing daily matters
1 2 3
Input 5: State of Consciousness and Sleep

  • Basic knowledge on consciousness and sleep
  • Difficulties of sleep
  • Addiction that alters the consciousness
 

 

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4

 

 

6

Input 6:  Interpersonal Communication

  • Factors influencing communication
  • The components of communication skill in analyzing communication problems in common situations
  • Good interpersonal communication skills when communicating with peers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2

4
Input 7 : Time Management

  • Identification of short and long term goals
  • Plans to achieve the goals
  • The steps to manage time
 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

4

Input 8 : Personality

  • Definition of personality
  • Identification of own personality types
  • Factors that contributes to an individual’s personality
  • Personality influences individual’s life as a whole
  • Personality affects individual’s thinking process, emotions and behaviour.
 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

6

Input 9 : Perception

  • Definition of perception
  • The factors that influence perception
  • Reasons for different perception among different people
  • Barriers that hinder someone form making accurate perceptions
  • Strategies to correct inaccurate perceptions
 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

6

Input 10 : Critical Thinking

  • Definition of critical thinking
  • The importance of critical thinking
  • Critical thinking emphasizes presenting scientific evidences
  • Critical thinking in evaluation of issues and solving daily problems
2 2 6 10
Input 11 : Leadership Quality

  • Awareness on the qualities of leadership
  • The characteristics of a good leader
  • Skills needed to enhance personal leadership
2 4 6
Input 12 : Stress

  • Factors influencing communication
  • The components of communication skill in analyzing communication problems in common situations
2  

 

 

 

 

 

4 6
Input 13 : Conflict

  • Conflict situations at the intra- and interpersonal levels
  • Definition of the sources of conflict
  • Maladaptive styles of dealing with conflict
  • Knowledge application on resolving conflicts in day-to day situations
2 2 4
Input 14 : Decision Making

  • The importance of decision making skills in life
  • The comprehensive strategy of decision-making including
    • Identification of problems that need decision-making
    • Analysis of each options of the decisions
    • Choosing the best decision
  • Decision making skill to solve the given problems in order to make an accurate and effective decision
2 2 4
Input 15 : Group Dynamics

  • Factors that contribute towards an effective team
  • Characteristics differentiation of member of effective and ineffective groups
  • Skills of an effective group member
2 2 4
Input 16 : Visit to Welfare Centers

  • Relate feelings of empathy and respect towards the occupants of the centre
  • Communicate effectively with the caretakers and occupants of the centre
  • Demonstrate teamwork spirit
  • Relate the name and function of the centre and who is catering for
  • Relate general layout of the centre, and identify features which enhance or impede the general well being of the occupants
  • Know what the occupants are suffering from
  • Explain what predisposes the occupants to this situation
  • Describe what is the role of a doctor at such centers
2 2 4
Total 18 12 2 50 82
17 References Main reference:

 1.  Joseph A. Devito. 2007. The Interpersonal Communication Book. Eleventh   Edition. Pearson International Edition.

Additional Resources:

1.       Coon D. 2005. Psychology A Journey.

2.       Compton.C.W. 2005. Introduction to Positive Psychology. Thomson Learning

3.       H.B Gelatt & Carol Gelatt. 2003. Creative Decision Making. Revised Edition. Thomson Course Technology (Crisp Series).

4.       Mei-whei Chen & Christopher J. Rybak. 2004. Group Leadership Skills. Thomson.

5.       Richard W. Malott & Elizabeth A. Trojan. 2004. Principles of Behavior. Fifth Edition. Pearson Education.

6.       Steve Chandler. 2001. 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Revised Edition. Career Press.

7.       Vincent Ryan Ruggiero. 2006. The Art of Thinking : A Guide to Critical and Creative Thought. Eight Edition. Pearson Education.