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HPS425 - Honours in Psychology Part A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: 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 four 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 first 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 C (Trimester 1)
Coordinator: Jarrad Lum

This element of coursework is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to undertake a research project. The coursework covers issues relating to research design, research ethics, undertaking a systematic review and basic inferential statistics. Laboratory classes will undertake weekly practical exercises that examine in more detail the topic addressed in the week.

Assessment task 1: Systematic review assignment (2000 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Issues in Psychological Assessment (Trimester 1)
Coordinator: Linda Byrne

This element provides an overview of the psychological assessment of an individual for various purposes and in a range of contexts. Major psychological tests will be studied with respect to their theoretical basis, construction, reliability, validity and applicability, including tests of ability, personality, attitude, mood, and occupational suitability. Both child/adolescent and adult populations will be considered. The process of formulative psychological opinion in casework will be introduced.

Assessment task 1: Case report (500 words) 15%
Assessment task 2: Group assignment - creation of online assessment resource (500 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Case report (1500 - 2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: MCQ Examination (2 hours) 35%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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