The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

PSYC3800

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

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 specialized modules in Clinical, Biological, Social, Cognitive, and Developmental Psychology.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise and identify core concepts in each specialised module.

2. Effectively communicate complex concepts for each advanced module in a written task.

3. Integrate information related to advanced specialised module topics with their prior learning in Psychology.

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


Content

Students select 4 topics from topics such as the following: 

  1. Advanced Forensic Psychology
  2. Comparative Cognition
  3. Positive Psychology
  4. Consciousness
  5. Language Dysfunction
  6. Developmental Neuroscience 
  7. Evolutionary Psychology
  8. Emotion Regulation

Assumed knowledge

PSYC3800Advanced Special Topics in PsychologyPsychology 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 specialized modules in Clinical, Biological, Social, Cognitive, and Developmental Psychology.FSCITFaculty of Science722School of Psychology1030005980Semester 2 - 2019ONLINEOnline201920 units of Psychology at 1000 and 20 units of Psychology at 2000 level.Students select 4 topics from topics such as the following: Advanced Forensic PsychologyComparative CognitionPositive PsychologyConsciousnessLanguage DysfunctionDevelopmental Neuroscience Evolutionary PsychologyEmotion Regulation NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Recognise and identify core concepts in each specialised module.2Effectively communicate complex concepts for each advanced module in a written task.3Integrate information related to advanced specialised module topics with their prior learning in Psychology.4Evaluate the methodologies used to study Psychology in relation to their personal career goals. Quiz: QuizWritten Assignment: Written AssignmentPortfolio: Reflective Methodologies and Career Portfolio OnlineSelf-Directed LearningOnline10hour(s)per Week for12Weeks0


Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Portfolio: Reflective Methodologies and Career Portfolio


Contact hours

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Online 10 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks