PY1105 - Psychology for Social Welfare Practice (Distance Education)
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Available to level 1 BSW and BCW students. Other students should consult academic
This subject is structured in five modules. Module 1 introduces psychology in the
context of related disciplines and professions and explores the implications of scientific
thinking and methodology. Modules 2, 3 and 4 address learning, lifespan development
and social psychology as exemplars of historically central areas of investigation
in psychology. Module 5 addresses stress and coping from the newer, more applied area
of health psychology. Students are guided in their independent examination of a fifth
area of their choice. Emphasises analysis and synthesis of information, conceptual
thinking, reflective learning and acquisition of sufficient knowledge to provide a
basis for understanding. Provides some scope for application of knowledge and understanding
to daily and professional life. While primarily targeting community welfare students,
the subject is of interest to other students seeking an introduction to the field.
- explain the nature of psychology as both a scientific discipline which studies behaviour
in a diversity of fields from varied theoretical perspectives and as a similarly diverse
profession which applies this knowledge;
- facilitate students independent study of a topic of their choice via a modified problem-based
- guide study in four major areas of psychological enquiry.
- assignments (50%)
- four (4) online quizzes (1 x20% & 3 x 10%) (50%).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr David Mitchell
||Ms Aileen Sorohan, Dr David Mitchell.
|Method of Delivery:
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