units

PSY3260

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to the most recent advances in psychological research. Each week students will be exposed to a different area of psychology, mental health or neuroscience through dedicated lectures presented by leading researchers in the School.
In addition, students will visit an active research centre to observe this research being put into practice. Students will further their own research skills by learning to think critically and conducting a critical literature review.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, student should be have:

  1. Developed a deeper appreciation of advances in a broad range of research areas across psychology, mental health and neuroscience.
  2. Demonstrated the ability to think critically, and to conduct a thorough review of a specific area of research
  3. Gained exposure to an active research centre and an understanding of the research-clinical nexus.

Assessment

Literature search strategy (Hurdle)
Article summaries (30%)
Literature review (40%)
Site visit report (30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2 hour lecture per week and one 2 hour workshop/tutorial per fortnight.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Enrolment in course 3883 plus successful completion of PSY2031, PSY2042 and PSY2051.

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