Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course Code

114310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This new course will be conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) until there are graduates and at that time it will receive full accreditation.

Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. GDipPsych or BPsychSc(Hons)) plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)) with one further year of supervised practice.

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course prerequisites

English (Maths B desirable).

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge necessary for a career in business related professions

  • Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making business decisions

  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

  • Critically evaluate data and resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written form appropriate for their audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

  • Apply technical skills, including numeracy, necessary for professional practice in business

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

  • Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements

In the context of a JCU graduate, on successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in:

  • The major theoretical perspectives, concepts, and philosophical and historical developments in the core areas of psychology

  • The methods and ethics of scientific investigation as applied to psychology

  • The ethics of professional, evidence based practice and interventions.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will be able to:

  • Review, critique, and synthesise the research literature in the core areas of psychology

  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence

  • Communicate a clear, coherent, and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas through well-developed written and spoken English language skills

  • Use information technologies and appropriate techniques to analyse, interpret, and report research findings and data and generate solutions to problems in psychology

  • Adapt and apply research skills and their psychological understanding, including knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts

  • Interact with others in an ethical and professional manner in research and/or professional practice

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in planning, problem solving, decision making, collaboration and ongoing professional learning in research and/or professional practice.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BU1112:03 Business Law

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology I

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2

SS1010:03 Australian People: An introduction to the Social Sciences 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

BU2108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

Level 3

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

PY3101:03 Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences level 1 subjects from the following prefixes: AN, AR, AY, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SS, SY or WS

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 and 3 PY subjects from Group A

Group A

PY2101:03 Brain and Behaviour

PY2109:03 Environmental Psychology

PY2111:03 Learning and Behaviour

PY2112:03 Memory and Cognition

PY3109:03 Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 and 3 subjects from Group B

Group B

PY2104:03 Health Psychology

PY2106:03 Human Development Across the Lifespan

PY3102:03 Social Psychology

PY3108:03 Personality and Individual Psychology

PY3111:03 Advanced Health Psychology

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 and 3 subjects from Group C

Group C

PY2110:03 Forensic Psychology

PY3103:03 Psychopathology

PY3104:03 Principles of Counselling

PY3105:03 Behaviour in Organisations

PY3107:03 Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified PY level 3 subjects from List 1

List 1

PY3102:03 Social Psychology

PY3103:03 Psychopathology

PY3104:03 Principles of Counselling

PY3105:03 Behaviour in Organisations

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 6 credit points of Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences subjects from the following prefixes: AN, AR, AY, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS or BU and BX level 2 and BU and BX level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select a Business major from Table A

Table A (BUSINESS MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional, single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Banking and Finance

External

Business major

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Not available to continuing students intending to complete before the end of 2016

Economics

Townsville

External

Business major

Financial Management

Townsville

External

Business major

Health Management

Townsville (Suspended 2016 – 2018)

Hospitality Management

Cairns (Suspended 2013 – 2015)

Business major

Hospitality and Tourism Management

External

Business major

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

International Business

External

Business major

Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Marketing

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

External

Business major

Tourism Management

Cairns (Suspended 2013 to 2015)

Townsville (Suspended 2013 to 2015)

Business major

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

The accredited sequence in Psychology leads to provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with the addition of a fourth year of accredited studies in psychology e.g. Graduate Diploma of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Not permitted for Psychology subjects (subjects with the prefix SP or PY)

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

60 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 20 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

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS – BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Approved abbreviation

BBus-BPsychSc

This is a joint degree

Yes

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed ALL appropriate subjects for the relevant degree, may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in each discipline as additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

A student admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science at this university may be invited by the College Dean to undertake the Honours degree in Psychology if that student has

Psychology Honours

  • obtained a minimum of 72 credit points including successful completion of all Psychology level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science

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

Business Honours

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken.