units

PSY1022

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr 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.

Outcomes

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

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Russell Conduit

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week, plus one 2-hour laboratory class per fortnight

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at a weekend school (up to 2-days) 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/course/ugrad/major-minor.html