Learn about perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships and how psychologists examine, explain and predict what people do as individuals and in groups.
The first year of this course is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.
In your second year, you will gain greater knowledge in learning and motivation, perception, child development and social psychology.
In the third year, you will prepare a research proposal and develop advanced knowledge in abnormal psychology, cognition, individual differences, cross-cultural and Indigenous psychology, community psychology and adult development.
The fourth year includes a year-long research project along with the development of skills in areas such as program evaluation, psychological assessment and professional practice.
Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.
Note on honours: Due to stringent accreditation requirements, you must attain a minimum credit average in your second and third year core psychology units to continue into the fourth year of the course.
High achieving students may be offered a place in the honours program in fourth year. If you do not attain the credit average required for fourth year you will graduate at the end of third year with the intermediate award: Bachelor of Science (Psychology).
What you'll learn
- Apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid discipline knowledge and questionable esoteric theory and practice
- Apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions
- Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology
- Communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities
- Select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice
- Demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology
- Demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity
- Independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner