Unit description

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.

Unit content

This is one of two units which cover:

  1. The research process
  2. Professional issues in psychology
  3. Disseminating research
  4. Research case studies
  5. Case studies in professional pathways and development
  6. Advanced content in various areas of contemporary psychological theory and practice

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site See BHS40011 (See BHS40011)
See BHS40011 Advanced Seminars in Psychology (Part 1 of 2)SR

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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