Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Course Code

10310

Version

8

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Post admission requirements

A candidate admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Psychology at this university may be invited by the Head of the School to undertake the Honours degree if that candidate has

  • obtained a minimum of 72 credit points by successful completion of the level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Psychology

  • obtained a minimum of a Credit average (65%0) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum of a Distinction average (75%) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Learning Outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlines in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7)

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

PY1101:03  Exploring Psychology I

PY1102:03  Exploring Psychology 2

SS1010:03  Australian People: Indigenous and Anthropological Perspectives or AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

SY1001:03  Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Level 2

PY2103:03  Describing and Analysing Behaviour

PY2107:03  Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

Level 3

PY3101:03  Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis

Level 4

PY4108:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2

PY4109:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2

Options

Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified PY level 2 and 3 subjects

PY2101:03  Brain and Behaviour

PY2104:03  Health Psychology

PY2106:03  Human Development Across the Lifespan

PY2108:03  Evolution of Behaviour

PY2110:03  Forensic Psychology

PY2111:03  Learning and Behaviour

PY2112:03  Memory and Cognition

PY3102:03  Social Psychology

PY3103:03  Psychopathology

PY3104:03  Principles of Counselling

PY3105:03  Behaviour in Organisations

PY3106:03  Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology

PY3107:03  Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

PY3108:03  Personality and Individual Psychology

PY3109:03  Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PY3111:03  Advanced Health Psychology

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified PY level 3 subjects

PY3102:03  Social Psychology

PY3103:03  Psychopathology

PY3104:03  Principles of Counselling

PY3105:03  Behaviour in Organisations

PY3106:03  Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology

PY3107:03  Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

PY3108:03  Personality and Individual Psychology

PY3109:03  Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PY3111:03  Advanced Health Psychology

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of any level 2 or level 3 subjects

PLUS

Standard Program (Pass Degree)

Honours Program (Honours Degree)

PY4106:06 Group Project Part 1 of 2

PY4104:06 Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

PY4107:06 Group Project Part 2 of 2

PY4105:06 Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 72 credit points at  levels 1, 2 and 3 before attempting any level 4 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited masters degree.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4.

Award Details

Honours award

Students who have successfully completed the honours program shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 72 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Bachelor of Arts.

Note: The psychology major in the Bachelor of Arts is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.  Students wishing to complete the APAC accredited sequence under the Bachelor of Arts should consult the course structure for the Bachelor of Psychology and seek advice from the Faculty Office.

Course articulation

Not applicable