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PY4112 - Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Psychology as a discipline and a profession is firmly founded upon the model of the scientist/practitioner. In this subject, students will explore the principles that underpin Evidence-Based Practice in the profession and how this translates to professional practice. Key considerations include the role of ethical behaviour, codes of ethics and competencies, and the social, historical, professional and cultural factors that influence the science and practice of psychology with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the principles of evidence-based practice to contemporary issues in psychology and psychological practice;
  • develop and appraise a learning portfolio to summarize key strengths in response to career opportunities;
  • apply the APS Code of Ethics and APS Ethical Guidelines to professional psychological practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve a score of at least 50% for Part 1 of the portfolio assessment task.

Prerequisites: Must complete 72 credit points of level 1, 2, and 3 subjects from an undergraduate Psychology course, and be accepted into the 4th year psychology stream before enrolling in any level 4 PY subjects.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Divjyot Kaur.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 16 hours seminars
  • 8 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 16 hours seminars
  • 8 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Lauren Shaw
Lecturers: Ms Renee McAllister, Dr Divjyot Kaur, Dr Lauren Shaw.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 16 hours seminars
  • 8 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Lauren Shaw
Lecturers: Ms Renee McAllister, Dr Lauren Shaw.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 8 hours online activity
  • 16 hours online Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.