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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

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note:

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.

Content

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
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

Content
This unit introduces the theoretical and psychometric basis of psychological tests.  It will then provide 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, and mood. Both child/adolescent and adult populations will be considered. The process of formulating psychological opinion in casework will be introduced. Report writing skills will be developed and ethical issues discussed.

Assessment
Assessment task 1: Test evaluation (1000-1500 words) 15%
Assessment task 2: Case report (1500-2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 3: MCQ Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Cohen, R.J., Swerdlik, M.E., & Sturman, E.D. (2013). Psychological Testing and Assessment: An introduction to tests and measurement (8th Edition). McGraw Hill: New York.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1564$1564$5866$6262

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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