HONOURS PSYCHOLOGY COURSEWORK

PSY4HOC

2020

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject you will participate in interactive blended seminars that focus on: psychological research methods; current issues in psychology;evidence-based psychological assessment and practice; and ethical and professional issues. You will extend your knowledge of key concepts in psychology and learn to apply these with your undergraduate training to applied contexts. Specific attention is directed towards understanding how cultural and linguistic diversity impacts professional and research practices.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in SHPS (Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours) or have completed 360 CPS in SHP, SHPYB or SHPYW (Bachelor of Psychology (Hons))

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY40HON or PSY41HON or PSY4HNA or PSY4HNB

Equivalent subjects PSY41HON or PSY4HNA or PSY4HNB

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply skills and in-depth knowledge in psychology that promotes respect and harmony among all cultures and diverse communities.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars on current issues in psychological science. Essay workshop presentation: Attend research colloquia and write commentaries. Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science. Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate the principles underpinning evidence-based assessment of personality and intelligence and its common applications

Activities:
Formative: Seminars and teamwork in small-group discussions on evidence-based assessment and professional practice. Summative: Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Choose suitable methodologies to address psychological questions, and analyse and interpret data.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars and teamwork in small-group discussions on psychological research methods in which students learn to evaluate research papers on a variety of criteria (e.g., operationalisation, internal and external validity and power). Online blended learning on data analytic methods and reporting of results. Summative: Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of psychologists in terms of ethical and legal issues, and professional 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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: 32 - 32
One 6.0 hours 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."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

Lecture Week: 43 - 43
One 3.0 hours 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."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 35
One 4.0 hours 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."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 5.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via video conference.
"Orientation Session - To be held in Week 9"

WorkShop Week: 23 - 23
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via video conference.
"Essay workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Short statistical reports (Total 1,000-words equivalent)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis7 03
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on psychological research methods13 01, 03
One x 3-hour examination (3,000-words equivalent)Summative assessment30 01, 02, 03
Essay workshop presentation (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science. 01, 03
Major essay (4,000-words)Summative assessments on ethics and professional issues30 01, 02, 03
Literature search skills assessment (2,000-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words) 01, 04
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)20 04
8 x Colloquium commentaries (250-words each, total 2,000- words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: formative task 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2020, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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 Methods."

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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: 32 - 32
One 6.0 hours 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. "

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium."

Lecture Week: 43 - 43
One 3.0 hours 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."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 35
One 4.0 hours 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."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 5.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via video conference.
"Orientation Session To be held in Week 9"

WorkShop Week: 23 - 23
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via video conference.
"Essay workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Short statistical reports (Total 1,000-words equivalent)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis7 03
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on psychological research methods13 01, 03
One x 3-hour examination (3,000-words equivalent)Summative assessment30 01, 02, 03
Essay workshop presentation (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science. 01, 03
Major essay (4,000-words)Summative assessments on ethics and professional issues30 01, 02, 03
Literature search skills assessment (2,000-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words) 01, 04
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)20 04
8 x Colloquium commentaries (250-words each, total 2,000- words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: formative task 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Research Colloquium"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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 Methods"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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: 32 - 32
One 6.0 hours 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. "

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Research Colloquium"

Lecture Week: 43 - 43
One 3.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 35 - 35
One 4.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 5.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via video conference.
"Orientation Session - To be held in Week 9"

WorkShop Week: 23 - 23
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via video conference.
"Essay workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Short statistical reports (Total 1,000-words equivalent)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis7 03
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)Summative assessments on psychological research methods13 01, 03
One x 3-hour examination (3,000-words equivalent)Summative assessment30 01, 02, 03
Essay workshop presentation (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science. 01, 03
Major essay (4,000-words)Summative assessments on ethics and professional issues30 01, 02, 03
Literature search skills assessment (2,000-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words) 01, 04
One x 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)20 04
8 x Colloquium commentaries (250-words each, total 2,000- words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: formative task 01, 02, 03