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HPS105 - Foundations of Psychological Practice

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Alexa Hayley
Trimester 2: Alexa Hayley All enquiries to HPS105@deakin.edu.au
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Campus students will participate in 1 x 1 hour online class and 1 x 1 hour on campus seminar weekly;

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Cloud students will participate in 1 x 1 hour online class and 1 x 1 hour online seminar weekly

Content

This unit introduces students to the ways that the profession of psychology applies, and also informs, psychological knowledge to solve problems associated with human behaviour. The content of the unit provides a context for understanding and applying the discipline-specific knowledge and skills acquired through completion of the Psychology undergraduate courses.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and its importance clearly identify and explain ethical and non-ethical professional conduct, and be aware of, and adhere to ethical academic standards.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Describe the principles underlying the scientist-practitioner model and the scientist-practitioner gap.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Understand the dangers of pseudoscience and the importance of evidence-based practice.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Demonstrate understanding about levels of evidence, evaluate the quality of information, and identify fallacies of human thinking.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of evidence used to inform psychological practice.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Apply evidence-based practice to a range of psychology specialisations/allied fields.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO7

Identify career options and the relevant education and training pathways to these careers.

GLO3: Digital literacy

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Online quizzes 4 quizzes 20%
  • Week 4
Assessment 2: Case analysis 2,500 words 60%
  • Part A - Week 5
  • Part B - Week 9
Assessment 3: Career path and course plan   20%
  • Week 11

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Online quizzes 4 quizzes 20%
  • Week 4
Assessment 2: Case analysis 2500 words 60%
  • Part A - Week 5
  • Part B - Week 9
Assessment 3: Career path and course plan   20%
  • Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HPS105 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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