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BVMT12-304: Behaviour Analysis and Interventions


This subject presents the concept of behaviour as having both a form and a function, either of which may vary and result in changing effects upon environmental factors, including relationships. Students will learn how to observe behaviour and how to apply the constructs of behavioural observation, analysis of antecedents, behaviours and consequences to a model of understanding how behaviour functions within selected behaviour management situations, and to methods of changing unwanted behaviour.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling

Learning outcomes

1. To acquire an in-depth understanding of the key behavioural principles used in functional behaviour analysis.
2. To learn about the practical behavioural techniques arising from key behavioural principles and methods for applying these to problem behaviour with maximum accuracy.
3. To apply scientifically validated data-collection and analysis procedures to presenting behavioural problems in the applied setting.
4. To develop effective expressive, receptive and written communication skills as these apply to the Counselling and Behaviour Managementenvironments.
5. To become familiar with the criteria for ethical conduct relevant to working with challenging behaviour in the natural environment.

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