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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
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Unit description

Introduces key topics in psychology using a combination of historical psychological experiments and the latest research techniques. The unit focuses on how the brain receives and processes information and supports students to develop their thinking on questions such as: Is what we perceive ‘real’? How do we learn? What makes us conscious? What happens when we sleep? How do psychedelic drugs affect us?

Unit content

  1. Perception 
  2. Sensation 
  3. Learning 
  4. The brain  
  5. Consciousness 
  6. Drugs and behaviour

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1develop ideas on material presented in class through self-managed enquiry
2construct a clear academic argument referencing psychological literature
3identify key figures, experiments, and models of behaviour from the history of the discipline
4describe the links between psychological research methods and knowledge

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop ideas on material presented in class through self-managed enquiry
  2. construct a clear academic argument referencing psychological literature
  3. identify key figures, experiments, and models of behaviour from the history of the discipline
  4. describe the links between psychological research methods and knowledge

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Critical review25%
Portfolio50%
Portfolio25%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Critical review25%
Portfolio50%
Portfolio25%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Critical review25%
Portfolio50%
Portfolio25%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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