Advanced Topics in Experimental Psychology

Course code PSYC6740Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
Students study advanced topics in the area of experimental psychology including cognition, cognitive development, perception, learning and neuroscience. A wide range of topics within each of these three areas will be offered and may vary from year to year.
Not to count with PSYC4400.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to will further develop their ability to:

1. search for relevant and suitable reading material
2. interpret this material
3. critically evaluate the material
4. verbally present information in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation
5. present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation

Knowledge: Students will be expected to gain knowledge in their topic area at an advanced level.
ContentAs the course deals with current research in experimental psychology, the list of topics will be available at the beginning of the semester.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn APS accredited sequence in Psychology (years 1 - 3)
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Presentations - IndividualStudents will prepare a short oral presentation and a powerpoint file on a key topic in the area of study.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate).
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PSYC6740