HONOURS PSYCHOLOGY

PSY4HOX

2016

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

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SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEmiko Kashima

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites All requirements for the Bachelor of Psychological Science, a minimum weighted average of 70% in PSY1EFP, PSY1HPM, PSY1CFP, PSY2PRM, PSY2COG, PSY2SOC, PSY2DEV, PSY2ACH, PSY3PAS, PSY3PIN, PSY3RPA and PSY3RPB (or the equivalent) and a high standard in other units.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and evaluate key historical and theoretical features of a major area of psychological research.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars on current issues in psychological science. Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science

02. Understand the principles behind the Scientist-Practitioner model in terms of the theoretical evidence for assessment and practice.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars and teamwork in small-group discussions on evidence-based assessment and professional practice.

03. Understand and evaluate psychological research methods in empirical research

Activities:
Formative: Seminars and teamwork in small-group discussions on psychological research methods in which students learn to evaluate a selected research paper on a variety of criteria (e.g., operationalisation, internal and external validity, power, and selection of appropriate methods of statistical data analysis.

04. Understand the role and responsibilities of a psychologist in terms of ethical and legal issues, and professional code of conduct.

Activities:
Formative: Online blended learning on ethical and professional issues. Summative: Exam on role of a psychologists, the APS and Code of Ethics, ethical principles and legal issues.

05. Conduct a research project by undertaking a comprehensive literature review on a selected topic, developing an appropriate research design, presenting the proposed research at a conference, analysing the data collected and, finally, reporting on the work done in a thesis

Activities:
Formative: Independent reading and discussions with the research supervisor. Hurdles: Research proposal, conference presentation, ethics application. Summative: Thesis

06. Participating in the academic community

Activities:
Formative: Attending colloquia and post-colloquium discussions. Hurdles: Colloquium summaries

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmiko Kashima

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Combined assessment for PSY4HNA & PSY4HNB; one major essay equivalent to 5000-words15 01
an empirical research thesis equivalent to 10,000-wordsHurdle req: research proposal (5000-word) conference summary (750-word) 2 presentations (10 & 15min) ethics application & report (1600-word) 8 colloquium summaries (2400-word) & journal (1000-word)50 05, 06
one 3-hour psychological research methods examination10 03
one 3-hour theory, intervention and assessment examination15 02
one 2-hour ethics and professional issues examination10 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmiko Kashima

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Combined assessment for PSY4HNA & PSY4HNB; one major essay equivalent to 5000-words15 01
an empirical research thesis equivalent to 10,000-wordsHurdle req: research proposal (5000-word) conference summary (750-word) 2 presentations (10 & 15min) ethics application & report (1600-word) 8 colloquium summaries (2400-word) & journal (1000-word)50 05, 06
one 3-hour psychological research methods examination10 03
one 3-hour theory, intervention and assessment examination15 02
one 2-hour ethics and professional issues examination10 04