- Compulsory subject credit points
- 70 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 10 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 80 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 8 months (2 semesters)
This program can be completed in 8 months (2 semesters)
Students must complete the following seventy credit points (70CP) of subjects.
This research seminar series is aimed at assisting students in the planning and design phases of their thesis. Students present their research ideas to other students in an informal setting, and receive feedback on their proposed methodology and the implementation of the study. In the second part of the subject, students are introduced to the APS Code of Ethics and the complimentary Ethical Guidelines. Each week students are presented with a series of ethically problematic scenarios to which they discuss possible solutions and a brief plan of action. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.Read more
This subject provides students with an introduction to the principles of psychological assessment. The subject examines the rationale for psychological assessment and covers topics such as test norms, reliability, validity, test development, and test item analysis. The subject provides an overview and critical evaluation of various tests currently used within applied areas of psychology, with an emphasis on personality and cognitive assessment. The tutorial program and assessment are designed to assist students' understanding of the content covered in the lectures and to give students an appreciation of the issues and difficulties surrounding test construction.Read more
This subject introduces multivariate research design and multivariate analytic techniques, the use of statistical packages such as SPSS, and the interpretation of results. Multivariate procedures include multiple regression analysis, discriminant function analysis, factor analysis, and structural equation modelling.Read more
This subject introduces students to experimental methods in psychology. It examines the historical context of psychological research, the fundamentals of research design, and their application in visual and auditory perception, cognitive psychology, psychophysiological experiments and measurements, and advanced psychometrics. The subject provides advanced training in the critical evaluation of theory, research, and scientific reporting in experimental psychology.Read more
This subject introduces students to the theoretical frameworks used to develop evidence-based treatments in psychology. The first half of the subject focuses on learning interpersonal communication and interview skills in situations appropriate to psychological practice and research. The second half of the subject focuses on exploring the behavioural procedures used to create positive change in client functioning. Students learn about the major theoretical frameworks and empirical findings used to conceptualise and understand client difficulties and treatments. Students are taught several techniques used to clarify the effects of difficult behaviours on client well-being. This subject provides students with a basis for developing the theory-driven practical skills needed for effective psychological practice.Read more
This subject is a continuation of PSYC71-401. Students continue to work on their research theses under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students present their research in the form of a poster at the 4th Year poster session, and submit 4 bound copies of the completed thesis for examination.Read more
Students must choose ten credit points (10CP) of subjects from the following electives.
This subject introduces students to the history of clinical psychology and current practices in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and the scientist-practitioner model through the examination of clinical psychology research methods and evidence-based therapies for adults, children, families, and groups. This subject also covers professional practice and ethical issues in clinical psychology.Read more
This subject introduces students to community psychology and health psychology and reviews the major theories and empirical evidence as they relate to practice in these areas. Community psychology focuses on the prevention of problems by targeting whole sections of the community on issues such as behavioural problems in schools, substance abuse, ageing, unemployment, and individuals with disability. Health psychology recognises the importance of psychological well-being to physical health, and focuses at the preventative, secondary and tertiary levels of intervention with both individuals and groups. This subject emphasises the scientist-practitioner approach.Read more
Forensic Psychology is the interface between the disciplines of Psychology and the Law. This subject introduces students to the field of Forensic Psychology, with a focus on the criminal applications and settings in which forensic psychologists work. The subject is designed to develop critical thinking skills concerning empirical research and theory in forensic psychology. Please be advised that this subject contains material that some students may find distressing. This material includes research and case examples of sexual offending, and violent offending.Read more
This subject provides an introduction to neuropsychological research, with focus on several clinical disorders. It provides an overview of neuropsychology's contribution to the understanding of human behaviour, with an emphasis on the scientific approach to neuropsychology.Read more
The subject reviews the major theories and practices in the field of industrial and organisational psychology. In the industrial psychology section attention is given to selection and staff training and development with an emphasis on job analysis, the use of test procedures including assessment centres, interviewing, decision strategies, and training. In the organisational psychology section attention is given to the social psychology of the workplace including motivation, leadership, and change facilitation. This subject emphasises the scientist-practitioner approach.Read more
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