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PY1106 - Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Psychology

Within the social science and health disciplines it has become increasingly important to be able to translate data and knowledge into information that is useable and accessible to a broad audience. This subject aims to develop exactly this skill. Information provision has become increasingly sophisticated. It is now recognised that successful communications is a result of design rather than luck. This subject will instruct students on the use of appropriate modes of message delivery and also how to understand the characteristics of a target audience and tailor communications for maximum impact.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to find, comprehend, analyse and cite scholarly sources of information;
  • develop the ability to write assignments and reports that conform to the norms of academic writing and referencing;
  • develop the ability to evaluate and disseminate knowledge and information;
  • obtain knowledge of different communication frameworks and methodologies.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane, Dr Kayla Morris
Lecturers: Dr Connar McShane, Dr Kayla Morris.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
    Assessment: quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (30%); assignments (60%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 23-Aug-2018
    Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane, Dr Kayla Morris
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
    • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
      Assessment: quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (30%); assignments (60%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
      Census Date 05-Apr-2018
      Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane
      Lecturer: Dr Shamala Sundaray.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
      • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
        Assessment: quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (30%); assignments (60%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
        Census Date 29-Nov-2018
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
        • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
          Assessment: quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (30%); assignments (60%).

          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.