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HPS426 - Honours in Psychology Part B

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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 4 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 second 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 in Psychology D (Trimester 2)

Coordinator: Nicolas Kambouropoulos

Content

This element of coursework is designed to extend the knowledge and skills in research methods that you have developed over the first three years of your undergraduate study of psychology. The general aim is to provide you with research and analytic skills that may prove useful for your own research projects, as well as in your career. The unit is intended to give you both a conceptual understanding and practical experience in multivariate data analysis. The subject commences from data preparation, and will progress to more advanced statistical techniques. Laboratory classes will undertake weekly practical exercises using SPSS, and focusing upon the class topic of the week.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: In-class SPSS test (up to 2 hours) 25%

Assessment task 2: In-class AMOS test (up to 2 hours) 25%

Assessment task 3: MCQ examination (2 hours) 50%


Case Management and Professional Issues (Trimester 2)

Coordinator: Skye McPhie

This element provides an introduction to counselling clients of different ages, cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. The common difficulties encountered during the counselling process will be addressed. In addition, students will be introduced to the skills and knowledge base required for case management of clients in mental health settings and the ethical issues which pertain to this field.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: DVD or video presentation no. 1: recording of 20 minute interview (student as counsellor) 1600 word critique of presentation 40%

Assessment task 2: Case Management Plan Students will be provided with a case for which they will need to develop a management plan for a specific client. 2000-2500 word written plan 60%

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$6352

* 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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