HONOURS PSYCHOLOGY

PSY4HNA

2020

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This is one of two parts (PSY4HNA, PSY4HNB) of the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours degree. It requires the completion of 120 credit points, either over one year of full time study or over two years of part time study. The main components of the course are (a) a supervised research project, (b) blended seminars on psychological research methods, (c) blended seminars on current issues in psychology and evidence-based psychological assessment and practice, and (d) a blended learning online unit on ethical and professional issues.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SHPS (Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours) or SHP (Bachelor of Psychology Honours).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPSY41HON

Equivalent subjectsPSY41HON

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a field of study in psychology.
02. Identify and critically evaluate the principles underpinning evidence-based assessment of personality and intelligence, including administering and interpreting commonly used psychological assessment instruments with well-developed judgement.
03. Choose suitable methodologies to address psychological questions, and analyse and interpret data appropriately to draw conclusions.
04. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of psychologists in terms of ethical and legal issues, and professional conduct.
05. Conduct research projects that include review of empirical literature, appropriate research design and methodology, suitable data collection and proper analysis and interpretation of findings.
06. Apply knowledge and skills of psychology promoting respect and harmony among all cultures and diverse communities.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Psychological Research Method"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Current Issues in Psychology"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Evidence-Based Psychological Assessment and Practice"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 17
One 7.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One full-day research conference at the Bundoora campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research proposal (5,000-words equivalent) Formative task: students integrate research question with design and data analysis.N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Research development forum: conference summary and presentation (2,500-words equivalent) Formative tasksN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
8 x Colloquium commentaries ( 250-words each, total 2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Ethics application (2,000-words equivalent) Formative taskN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3, SILO4
Research thesis (10,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Short statistical reports (Total 500-words equivalent) Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysisN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3
Literature search skills assessment (2,000-words equivalent) Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO4
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent) Summative assessments on psychological research methodsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6
One x 3-hour examination (3,000-words equivalent) Summative assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
Major essay (4,000-words) Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent) Summative assessments on ethics and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Current Issues in Psychology"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Evidence-Based Psychological Assessment and Practice"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Psychological Research Method"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 17
One 7.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One full-day research conference at the Bundoora campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research proposal (5,000-words equivalent) Formative task: students integrate research question with design and data analysis.N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Research development forum: conference summary and presentation (2,500-words equivalent) Formative tasksN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
8 x Colloquium commentaries ( 250-words each, total 2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Ethics application (2,000-words equivalent) Formative taskN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3, SILO4
Research thesis (10,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Short statistical reports (Total 500-words equivalent) Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysisN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3
Literature search skills assessment (2,000-words equivalent) Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO4
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent) Summative assessments on psychological research methodsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6
One x 3-hour examination (3,000-words equivalent) Summative assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
Major essay (4,000-words) Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent) Summative assessments on ethics and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Current Issues in Psychology"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Psychological Research Method"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 x 2-hr Lecture. Evidence-Based Psychological Assessment and Practice"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Research Colloquium"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 17
One 7.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 17 and delivered via blended.
"One full-day research conference at the Bundoora campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research proposal (5,000-words equivalent) Formative task: students integrate research question with design and data analysis.N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Research development forum: conference summary and presentation (2,500-words equivalent) Formative tasksN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
8 x Colloquium commentaries ( 250-words each, total 2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Ethics application (2,000-words equivalent) Formative taskN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3, SILO4
Research thesis (10,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Short statistical reports (Total 500-words equivalent) Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysisN/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3
Literature search skills assessment (2,000-words equivalent) Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO4
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent) Summative assessments on psychological research methodsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6
One x 3-hour examination (3,000-words equivalent) Summative assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
Major essay (4,000-words) Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent) Summative assessments on ethics and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6