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 faculty||Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Offered by||School of Psychological Sciences|
|Campus(es)||Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia|
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students complete ten 6-credit-point units (nine core units and one elective unit) from the lists below.
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/handbooks/aos/psychology/).
For information about unit choices contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
** 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.