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|Award granted||Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||018299F|
|Deakin course code||H344|
Course structure applies for students who commence in 2012. Students who commenced prior to 2012 should refer to the 2011 course handbook entry or consult your course enrolment officer.
The current requirements in Victoria for registration as a psychologist include the completion of four years of academic study in psychology in a course recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Two years of supervised practice are required in addition to the four-year academic program. The study in psychology may consist either of an approved four-year undergraduate sequence including an Honours year, or an approved three-year undergraduate sequence followed by an approved fourth year of study (such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychology or an Honours year in Psychology).
The psychology sequence offered by Deakin University is recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The professional society (Australian Psychological Society) recognises the psychology Honours year and the Graduate Diploma of Psychology for APS membership purposes.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) consists of 24 credit points, of which at least 12 must be Psychology (i.e., ‘HPS’) units.
At level 1, two Psychology units, HPS111 and HPS121, and three foundation health units, HBS107, HBS108 and HBS110, are compulsory.
At level 2, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, and HPS205 are compulsory.
At level 3, HPS301, HPS307 and HPS308 are compulsory, and an additional two level-3 HPS elective units must also be completed.
In summary, Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) students must complete two Psychology (HPS) units at level 1, five at level 2, and five at level 3.
No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1, and a maximum of 8 credit points may be taken outside the Faculty of Health.
Students may choose to accelerate their progress through the course by selecting from the following units that are offered additionally in Trimester 3: HBS110, HBS107, HBS108, HPS111, HPS121, HPS201, HPS204, HPS205, HPS206, HPS307 and HPS309.
Following completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), students intending to become psychologists must successfully apply for and complete a level-4 Honours year or the level-4 Graduate Diploma of Psychology.
|HPS111||Introduction to Psychology A (B, G, W, X)|
|HBS107||Understanding Health (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS121||Introduction to Psychology B (B, G, W, X)|
|HBS108||Health Information and Data (ONLINE)|
|HBS110||Health Behaviour (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS203||Cognitive Psychology A (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS204||Introduction to Social Psychology (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS201||Research Methods in Psychology A (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS202||Child and Adolescent Development (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS205||Behavioural Neuroscience (B, G, X)|
plus one elective unit
|HPS301||Research Methods in Psychology B (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS307||Personality (B, X)|
|HPS308||Psychopathology (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS302||Pathways Through Adulthood (B, G, W, X)|
|HPS395||Clinical Neuroscience (B, X)|
|HPS303||Cognitive Psychology B (B, G, X)|
|HPS304||The Social Psychology of Relationships (B, G, X)|
|HPS309||Psychological Testing and Measurement (ONLINE)|
The remaining nine electives may include other psychology units such as:
|HPS206||Psychology in the Criminal Justice System (B, G, X)|
|HPY201||Psychology Internship (B, G, W, X)|
|HPY210||Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change (B, G)|
|HPY310||Coaching and Counselling Groups for Behaviour Change (B, G)|
students may choose to take complementary studies in other disciplines.