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PY1106 - Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating

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

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.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (10%)
  • presentations (30%)
  • assignments (60%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation

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.