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HPY201 - Psychology Internship

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Normally students must be enrolled in H344 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or H345 Bachelor of Psychology to enrol in this unit

Work experience in industry:

Students will complete an on-site placement of at least 15 days duration.

Unit chair:

A Mussap (B)

Prerequisite:

HPS111, HPS121

Contact hours:

2 hours per week lecture/seminar; 1 hour/week tutorial/eLive

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

The Psychology Internship provides students enrolled in H344 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or H345 Bachelor of Psychology with a work-integrated learning experience supported by reflective practice and online exercises; the opportunity to receive academic credit for their work for the community; careers development counselling; and transition-to-work skills and experiences. Students undertake an industry placement and complete a reflective journal to enhance their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to new situations, develop in them an awareness of ethical issues and implications of applied psychology in a realistic and culturally diverse context, and promote project management skills in the context of independent and team work. Transition-to-work classes, activities, and assessments promote effective communication skills, as well as the problem solving, data gathering, and research skills necessary to succeed in real-world employment contexts. Careers seminars are provided to develop in students a realistic understanding of the professional, social, economic and cultural issues inherent in psychology and its affiliate disciplines.

Assessment

Reflective journal (1500 words) on the topic of the 15-day industry placement 50%, professional development portfolio (750 words) 10%, job application letter, curriculum vitae (1000 words total) and application interview 40%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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