The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

PSYC1200

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

What does it mean to be a psychologist? How do psychologists deal with the ethical issues they face in their work? This course explores these questions and will provide students with an understanding of psychological practice, the skills required to undertake it, and how an accredited psychology program provides this training. Students will hear first-hand accounts from guest lecturers from a wide range of psychology fields. Problem-based tutorial work will allow students to further explore their understanding of what psychological practice entails including ethical decision making.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise the professional qualifications and competencies required for registered Psychologists.

2. Identify the range of areas in which Psychologists work.

3. Identify the relationship between professional organisations and the psychology discipline for professional membership and accreditation.

4. Recognise the ethical and legal principles that guide Psychologists to ethical professional conduct and apply these to case studies.

5. Explain how professional qualifications and competencies relate to their own personal development and career aspirations.


Content

  • Skills and training required for psychological practice
  • First-hand accounts from guest lecturers who are practicing psychologists
  • Ethical and legal principles that guide psychologists to ethical professional conduct
  • Ethical decision making processes
  • Intercultural and interpersonal factors that may impact on the provision of psychological services

Assessment items

Portfolio: Learning and Reflective Journals

Essay: Essay

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 2

See Course Outline for tutorial schedule

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1