Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Psychology is an extremely diverse discipline ranging from mental health to the underlying molecular mechanisms of behaviour. While all aspects of psychology are interesting and important, each student will be drawn to different areas of the discipline to support their future career interests. This online course allows students with a background in psychology to explore advanced topics in evolving areas of psychology that are of interest. By the end of this course you will have finalised your career portfolio, identifying core skills gained throughout your degree and integrating specific knowledge areas and methodologies. The topics include specialised modules in clinical, biological, social, cognitive, and developmental psychology.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Explain core concepts in advanced specialised fields of psychology.

2. Effectively communicate complex concepts in advanced specialised fields of psychology in writing.

3. Integrate information related to advanced specialised fields of psychology with their prior learning in psychology.

4. Evaluate the methodologies used to study psychology in relation to their personal career goals.


Students select three topics from topics such as the following:

  1. The forensic psychology of compulsive homicide
  2. The forensic psychology of querulous paranoia
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Cross cultural psychology
  5. Working in the NDIS Sector
  6. Emotion regulation
  7. Dyslexia
  8. Indigenous psychology
  9. Consciousness


Assumed knowledge

20 units of psychology courses at 1000 and 20 units of psychology courses at 2000 level.

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Portfolio: Reflective Methodologies and Career Portfolio

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Online 10 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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