Advanced Topics in Biological, Cognitive & Developmental Psychology
|Course code PSYC4400||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology|
This course forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited sequence.
Students participate in in-depth seminars and discussions in an advanced topic related to a specific area of cognitive or biological or developmental psychology defined by the seminar leader. A wide range of topics are available every year and these vary from year to year.
Students CANNOT take PSYC4400 with ANY of the following courses:
PSYC6740 or PSYC6750.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the successfull completion of this course, students will further develop their ability to:|
1. demonstrate knowledge in their topic area at an advanced level.
2. conduct a targeted literature search to identify critical issues and theoretical perspectives relevant to the specific topic;
3. critically evaluate and integrate perspectives on the topic;
4. prepare and present a powerpoint presentation that integrates this information, analyses the topic in depth and presents
this information in an interesting and comprehensible manner;
5. identify critical readings for the class and discussants;
6. participate as discussant in leading a conversation regarding critical issues relevant to the topic, thereby developing
informed discussion and debate skills;
7. integrate critical issues and theoretical information relevant to the seminar topic in an essay with appropriate
interpretation and evaluation.
|Content||This course deals with current research in the areas of biological, cognitive, and developmental psychology. A list of topics will be available at the beginning of the semester.|
|Transition||Students CANNOT take PSYC4400 with ANY of the following courses: |
PSYC6740 or PSYC6750.
|Assumed Knowledge||Students enrolling in Psychology 4000 level courses should have successfully completed all 240 units of the BPsychology program at the 1000-3000 levels or an APS accredited sequence in Psychology (yrs 1-3)|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PSYC4400|