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PY1106 - Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating and Disseminating

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > ePoster - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Literature review - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.