HONOURS PSYCHOLOGY

PSY4HNB

2021

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This is one of two parts (PSY4HNA, PSY4HNB) of the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours degree or the Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree. It requires the completion of 120 credit points over one year of full 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 subjectsPSY42HON

Equivalent subjectsPSY42HON

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 43 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews

LectureWeek: 32 - 32
One 6.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
EPI Case Scenarios and Career Skills. A break will be provided between lectures.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.
Research Colloquium

WorkShopWeek: 35 - 35
One 4.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
EPI Exam. Further details, including exact exam duration, will be provided in the Subject Learning Guide.

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 tasks

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

8 x Colloquium commentaries (250-words each, 2,000-words total equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Ethics application (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3, SILO4

Research thesis (10,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Short statistical reports (500- words total equivalent)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis

N/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 exam (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on psychological research methods

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

One X 3-hour exam (3,000- words equivalent)Summative assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Major essay (4000 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 examinations (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on ethics and professional issues

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 43 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews

LectureWeek: 32 - 32
One 6.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
EPI Case Scenarios and Career Skills. A break will be provided between lectures.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.
Research Colloquium

WorkShopWeek: 35 - 35
One 4.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
EPI Exam. Further details, including exact exam duration, will be provided in the Subject Learning Guide.

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 tasks

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

8 x Colloquium commentaries (250-words each, 2,000-words total equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Ethics application (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3, SILO4

Research thesis (10,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Short statistical reports (500- words total equivalent)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis

N/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 exam (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on psychological research methods

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

One X 3-hour exam (3,000- words equivalent)Summative assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Major essay (4000 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 examinations (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on ethics and professional issues

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 32 - 32
One 6.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
EPI Case Scenarios and Career Skills. A break will be provided between lectures.

LectureWeek: 43 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Research Colloquium

WorkShopWeek: 35 - 35
One 4.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
EPI Exam. Further details, including the exact exam duration, will be provided in the Subject Learning Guide.

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 tasks

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

8 x Colloquium commentaries (250-words each, 2,000-words total equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Ethics application (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANonull SILO3, SILO4

Research thesis (10,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Short statistical reports (500- words total equivalent)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis

N/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 exam (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on psychological research methods

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6

One X 3-hour exam (3,000- words equivalent)Summative assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Major essay (4000 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 examinations (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on ethics and professional issues

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO6