Psychology for allied health

MAJOR

Overview

This sequence prepares students for work in complementary professional fields upon graduation. Careers immediately available to health sciences graduates within the pathway to allied professions, can be divided broadly into the following categories (please refer to the Psychology Careers website for details):

  • Community work
  • Coaching and counselling individuals and groups
  • Health and human services consulting
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Key information

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online. Individual units may not be available on every campus.

Unit set code

MJ-H000035 - Major

MN-H000035 - Minor

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Units

  • Health Psychology (Behaviour Change) HBS110
  • Developmental Psychology (Child and Adolescent) HPS202
  • Applied Counselling Skills (Introductory) HPY210 *
  • Health Psychology (Chronic Illness) HPS226
  • Developmental Psychology (Adult) HPS302
  • Applied Counselling Skills (Intermediate) HPY306 *
  • *NOTE - From Trimester 1 2023 there have been changes to the major and minor.

    HPS207 Preparing for Employment 
    AND
    HPS328 Psychology at Work (Internship)

    have been replaced with the following units

    HPY210 Applied Counselling Skills (Introductory)*
    AND
    HPY306 Applied Counselling Skills (Intermediate)*

    Students who have completed HPS207 must complete HPS328 in 2023 to complete their major
    Students who have not completed HPS207 and HPS328 will complete the new units of HPY210 and HPY306 instead.

    Minor

    Students currently complete HBS110 and HPS226 and either (HPS202 and HPS302) or (HPS207 and HPS328).

    Students who have completed HPS207 must complete HPS328 in 2023 to complete their minor
    Students who have not completed HPS207 and HPS328 will complete either (HPS202 and HPS302) OR (HPY210 and HPY306) instead to complete the minor.

    Students should seek advise from Student Central if unsure of study progression