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HPS426 - Honours in Psychology Part B

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses H345, H451 and H452

Unit chair:

Jarrad Lum





Incompatible with:



Honours in Psychology is divided into 4 parts-2 coursework and 2 thesis-each worth 2 credit points. All 4 parts must be successfully completed before a result will be obtained.


This is the second part of the coursework components of Psychology Honours, which contributes 50% of the final grade. The thesis component is described in the course structures section of this Handbook.


Research Methods in Psychology D (Trimester 2)

Coordinator: Nicolas Kambouropoulos



This element of coursework is designed to extend the knowledge and skills in research methods that you have developed over the first three years of your undergraduate study of psychology. The general aim is to provide you with research and analytic skills that may prove useful for your own research projects, as well as in your career. The unit is intended to give you both a conceptual understanding and practical experience in multivariate data analysis. The subject commences from data preparation, and will progress to more advanced statistical techniques. Laboratory classes will undertake weekly practical exercises using SPSS, and focusing upon the class topic of the week.


Assessment task 1: In-class SPSS test (up to 2 hours) 25%

Assessment task 2: In-class AMOS test (up to 2 hours) 25%

Assessment task 3: MCQ examination (2 hours) 50%


Case Management and Professional Issues (Trimester 2)

Coordinator: Emma Gould


This element provides an introduction to counselling clients of different ages, cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. The common difficulties encountered during the counselling process will be addressed. In addition, students will be introduced to the skills and knowledge base required for case management of clients in mental health settings and the ethical issues which pertain to this field.



Assessment task 1: DVD or video presentation no. 1: recording of 20 minute interview (student as counsellor) 1600 word critique of presentation 40%


Assessment task 2: Case Management Plan Students will be provided with a case for which they will need to develop a management plan for a specific client. 2000-2500 word written plan 60%

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