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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula, South Africa, Sunway

Description

Curriculum

The Monash psychology curriculum is based on the principle that training in the discipline of psychology should follow the scientist-practitioner model, where learning about professional practice is taught within the scientific perspective. Students are then able to make informed choices about psychology-related careers and further training at the fourth year and postgraduate level. The school offers a common psychology curriculum across all campuses and modes of study.

Accredited major

The School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, offer students an undergraduate psychology program comprising a 60-point major sequence which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved for registration purposes by the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.

This program provides an avenue to further study in psychology and to the training required to practise as a psychologist. It provides the option of proceeding to a degree with honours or into postgraduate programs of study.

The 60-point accredited major sequence may be taken in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Bachelor of Psychology (with honours), Bachelor of Psychology and Business, Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Bachelor of Psychology and Management/Marketing, Bachelor of Arts and some Bachelor of Arts degrees with specialisations.

Non-accredited major

A 48-point major in psychology may be sufficient to satisfy the requirements for a major sequence in any of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, single or double degrees, but is not APAC-accredited and will not permit entry to fourth-year programs in psychology.

Units

Core units

  • PSY1011 Psychology 1A
  • PSY1022 Psychology 1B
  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory

Elective units

  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • PSY3120 Introduction to counselling
  • PSY3130 Health psychology
  • PSY3150 Contemporary social psychology
  • PSY3160 Psychology of language
  • PSY3170 Decision making in professional settings
  • PSY3180 Human neuropsychology: Developmental and neurodegenerative disorders
  • PSY3190 Addiction studies
  • PSY3210 Advanced leadership
  • PSY3230 Psychological foundations of the law
  • PSY3240 Psychology of music
  • PSY3250 Positive psychology

Sequence requirements

Students wishing to take the APAC-accredited major sequence in psychology must complete ten 6-point units (nine core units and one elective unit) from the lists of units offered.

Students may take an elective unit at second year, and up to four elective units at third year. Some third-year electives may be undertaken at second year, providing prerequisites and corequisites are met. The electives offered may vary from year to year depending on staff availability.

Contact details

Relevant Courses

Psychology can be studied in many undergraduate courses offered by different faculties. Note: Double degrees are grouped under the faculty heading corresponding to the component of the double degree in which the major is available.

Faculty of Arts
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts *
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education - Primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education - Secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science **
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
  • 3806 Bachelor of Business
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2193 Diploma of Psychology
  • 3883 Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)
  • 3863 Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business
  • 3954 Honours degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology)
  • 2088 Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Faculty of Science
  • 0050 Bachelor of Science
  • 1120 Bachelor of Science (Science Scholar Program)
  • 3520 Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours
  • 3278 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science*
  • 3528 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science
  • 1469 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • 3282 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 3511 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3517 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 3711 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education - Primary
  • 1633 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education - Secondary
  • 0085 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering
  • 0086 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws

* Sunway

** Psychology can only form the major in one component of this double degree.