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PY1101 - Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides a general introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of psychological science and its applications. Drawing upon contemporary research, the subject will explore the 'how and why' behind mental processes and behaviour. Students will explore these issues in key sub-discipline areas of psychological science such as the nervous system, memory, cognition, lifespan development, cross-culture, psychological disorders and health. In order to gain a comprehensive appreciation of the content and methodology of psychology as a whole, students are strongly encouraged to also enrol in PY1102.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the complexity of drivers of mental processes and human behaviour;
  • describe the key theories of the major sub-disciplines of psychological science, addressed in the subject;
  • understand the scientific methodological process of psychology;
  • understand the ways in which research findings in psychology might be applied to the understanding and solution of human problems.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • written assignment (30%)
  • applied activities (10%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY1105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Connar McShane.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane
Lecturers: Dr Carolyn Timms, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.