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Psychology - unit set code MJ-H000008 - available to continuing students only

Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts may undertake a major sequence in psychology offered by the Faculty of Health as a major sequence within their BA degree.
The Psychology major sequence is course-grouped for the Bachelor of Arts, that is, the units do not count towards the eight non-course-grouped units able to be taken outside the Faculty.


Students intending to become psychologists, however, must take four levels of academic study (three levels of undergraduate study, including ten units of Psychology, plus either a level-4 Honours in Psychology or the level-4 Graduate Diploma of Psychology). The 10-credit-point undergraduate Psychology sequence consists of two units at level 1, HPS111 and HPS121, five units at level 2, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204 and HPS205 plus three units at level 3, HPS301, HPS307 and HPS308.

Students may also choose to take a limited sequence in psychology of 8 credit points (depending on the requirements of their course). These sequences are designed as terminal studies in psychology to complement other studies within an award. They do not meet the requirements for entry into fourth-level studies in psychology, nor will they lead to professional qualifications in psychology. Students may also choose to take individual elective units in psychology, if they have the relevant prerequisites.



The 8-credit point sequences normally consist of two units at level one, HPS111 and HPS121, two or three units at level 2, selected from HPS202, HPS203, HPS204 and HPS205, and two or three units at level 3, selected from HPS302, HPS303, HPS304 and HPS307, HPS308 and HPS395. Students wishing to take alternative psychology units must seek approval from the School of Psychology.

 

Level 1

HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour  

HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development  


Level 2

 

Select 3 units from level 2 from the list below:


 

HPS203 Understanding the Mind  

HPS204 Introduction to Social Psychology  

HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development  

HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience  



Level 3

Select 3 units from level 3 from the list below:


HPS302 Pathways Through Adulthood  

HPS307 Personality  

HPS395 Clinical Neuroscience  

HPS303 Unit description is currently unavailable  

HPS304 The Social Psychology of Relationships  

HPS308 Psychopathology  

 

 

The 10 credit point undergraduate Psychology sequence consists of two units at level 1, HPS111 and HPS121, five units at level 2, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204 and HPS205 plus three units at level 3, HPS301, HPS307 and HPS308.

 

Level 1

 

HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour  

HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development  


Level 2

 

HPS201 Research Methods in Psychology A  (Core unit)

HPS203 Understanding the Mind  

HPS204 Introduction to Social Psychology  

HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development  

HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience  

 

Level 3

 

HPS301 Research Methods in Psychology B  

HPS307 Personality  

HPS308 Psychopathology  

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