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PSY1022

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Russell Conduit

Synopsis

Introduction to the discipline of psychology as a behavioural science. Topics include descriptive statistics and an introduction to inferential statistics, basic processes and principles of cognition, abnormal and social psychology. Laboratory classes enhance students' understanding of the lecture material and provide training in research techniques. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.

Objectives

On the completion of this unit students will have acquired an understanding of basic cognitive processes; achieved an appreciation of the social basis of behaviour, and selected aspects of abnormal psychology; developed their understanding of research methodology and statistical analysis; and further developed the ability to write a psychological report.

Assessment

Laboratory work: 20%
Laboratory report: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Russell Conduit

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and a 2-hour laboratory class per fortnight

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.

Prohibitions

WEL1320, WEL1340, BHS1320, BHS1340, GSC1306, GSC1307, APY1910, PSS1711, PSS1712 and any first-level psychology units taught at Monash prior to 1998

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/student/ugrad/