2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Campus students will participate in 1 x 1 hour online class and 1 x 1 hour on campus seminar weekly;
Cloud students will participate in 1 x 1 hour online class and 1 x 1 hour online seminar weekly
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 UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
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 capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO8: Global citizenship
Describe the principles underlying the scientist-practitioner model and the scientist-practitioner gap.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Understand the dangers of pseudoscience and the importance of evidence-based practice.
Demonstrate understanding about levels of evidence, evaluate the quality of information, and identify fallacies of human thinking.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of evidence used to inform psychological practice.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Apply evidence-based practice to a range of psychology specialisations/allied fields.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Identify career options and the relevant education and training pathways to these careers.
GLO3: Digital literacy
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.
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