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PSY3220

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
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr. Gavin Sullivan

Synopsis

This unit aims to examine theoretical and philosophical issues in psychology.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of central philosophical and theoretical issues in psychology and its history in discussion and written analyses
  2. Critically evaluate philosophical positions and assumptions in psychological theories and methods
  3. Conceptualize the impact of theoretical debates on areas of psychological practice
  4. Use presentation, discussion, and essay writing skills as well as independent research to communicate complex topics

Assessment

Individual presentation: 20%
Essay (2000 words) : 30%+ Final examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gavin Sullivan

Contact hours

1 x 1hr lecture and 1 x 2hr tutorial each week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-Campus students are required to listen to the recorded lecture or read a lecture summary, attend a One-Day On-Campus school and complete tasks similar to those of On-Campus students

Prerequisites

PSY1011, PSY1022, and 12 points of second year units chosen from PSY2042, PSY2051 and PSY2031