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PY4115 - Psychology: Now and the Future

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

The aim of this subject is to gain critical insight into current and future directions of psychology as a discipline and a career pathway. The areas in which psychology knowledge and graduate skills were traditionally applied is rapidly changing and diversifying. This subject will teach students to reflect on their skills and knowledge base and how these apply to future pathways in psychology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate research in psychology;
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of various areas of psychology;
  • Evaluate and integrate psychological knowledge;
  • Identify and communicate transferrable skills for future career opportunities.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral presentation 20%; Written component 20% - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

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

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 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 24 hours workshops
  • 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.

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Lauren Shaw
Workload expectations:

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

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Lauren Shaw
Workload expectations:

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

  • 24 hours online Workshops
  • 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.