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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Psychological Sciences
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. It is a broad scientific discipline that includes investigations of the brain, learning, memory, reasoning, decision making, language, developmental and social processes, personality, and mental health and well-being. It is also concerned with the practical and ethical applications of psychological research to the profession.

Curriculum

The Monash psychology curriculum is research-led, and 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 (where available and if students are eligible), which is a requirement to practice as a psychologist in Australia.

The School of Psychological Sciences offers a common psychology curriculum accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) at the Australian campuses and Monash University Malaysia.

Accredited and non-accredited study options

Accredited and non-accredited psychology majors are available at Monash campuses as outlined below. For the correct sequence of units required students should refer to the information for the managing faculty of the course in which they are enrolled and also to their course entry.

Accredited major / accredited courses

The 60-point APAC-accredited major, when studied within an accredited course* is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and approved for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). Note: Students cannot practice as a psychologist until they have completed honours and further postgraduate requirements and are registered with the PBA.

* For the list of APAC-accredited courses refer to the notes in the 'Relevant courses' section below.

Non-accredited major

A 48-point non-APAC accredited psychology major can be completed in selected single or double degree courses and may be sufficient to satisfy the requirements for that course, but is not APAC-accredited and will not permit entry to fourth-year or honours programs in psychology at Monash.

Progression to honours

The 60-point APAC-accredited major, when studied within an accredited course is the only sequence leading to further study at honours and postgraduate levels at Monash.

Units

APAC-accredited 60-point major

Students complete ten 6-credit-point units (nine core units and one elective unit) from the lists below.

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 (Malaysia only)
  • PSY3120 Introduction to counselling
  • PSY3130 Health psychology
  • PSY3150 Contemporary social psychology
  • PSY3180 Human neuropsychology: Developmental and neurodegenerative disorders
  • PSY3190 Addiction studies
  • PSY3230 Psychological foundations of the law
  • PSY3240 Psychology of music
  • PSY3250 Positive psychology
  • PSY3260 Advances in psychology, mental health and neuroscience
  • PSY3270 Neuroscience of cognition behaviour
  • PSY3280 The neuronal basis of consciousness

Standard 48-point major and 24-point minor

Students complete units from the above list of core and elective units as indicated in the managing faculty entry for the course in which they are completing their psychology units, minor or major. Refer to the index of psychology areas of study by facultypsychology areas of study by faculty (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/psychology/).

For information about unit choices contact ug.psych@monash.edu.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3965; email ug.psych@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych

Relevant courses

Psychology can be studied in many undergraduate courses offered by different faculties. However only studies undertaken within an APAC-accredited degree will lead to the further training required to practice/register as a psychologist. The following courses offered for students commencing in 2015 are APAC-accredited for completion of an APAC-accredited 60 point psychology major, including their related double degrees:

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3806 Bachelor of Business
  • 4407 Bachelor of Business (Psychology)
  • 3883 Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)
  • 3863 Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business
  • S2000 Bachelor of Science
  • 4525 Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Note: In the lists below, double degrees are grouped under the faculty heading corresponding to the component of the double degree in which a psychology major is available.

Faculty of Arts

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts***
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts*
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)*
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce**
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics**
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science**
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • 3806 Bachelor of Business
  • 4407 Bachelor of Business (Psychology)***

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

  • 3883 Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)***
  • 3863 Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business***
  • 3954 Honours degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology)
  • 4525 Graduate Diploma of Psychology***

Faculty of Science

  • 4642 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) 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
  • D3005 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4646 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • L3007 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • S2000 Bachelor of Science***
  • S3001 Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
  • S3002 Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours)
  • 3517 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 4638 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies

* Malaysia

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

*** The 60-point APAC accredited major sequence is available in this course.