Provides an opportunity to study selected areas of psychology at an advanced level. Students will-through attending presentations by a range of guest speakers, summarising those presentations, and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses-develop a deeper conceptual understanding of areas of interest. In addition, students will gain skills in writing on complex scientific subject matter for a broader audience.
- The research process
- Professional issues in psychology
- Disseminating research
- Research case studies
- Case studies in professional pathways and development
- Advanced content in various areas of contemporary psychological theory and practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and critique issues in a number of areas of contemporary psychological research||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify and describe key concepts and content from an advanced presentation||Communication and social skills|
|3||communicate complex psychological content in an accessible way||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically evaluate research literature in specific fields of study||Intellectual rigour|
|5||engage with and respond to a range of content and intellectual discourse||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||respond to other members of a learning community in appropriate terms||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 2 hours (24 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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