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PY1101 - Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides a general introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of psychological science and its applications. Drawing upon contemporary research, the subject will explore the 'how and why' behind mental processes and behaviour. Students will explore these issues in key sub-discipline areas of psychological science such as the nervous system, memory, cognition, lifespan development, cross-culture, psychological disorders and health. In order to gain a comprehensive appreciation of the content and methodology of psychology as a whole, students are strongly encouraged to also enrol in PY1102.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the complexity of drivers of mental processes and human behaviour;
  • describe the key theories of the major sub-disciplines of psychological science, addressed in the subject;
  • understand the scientific methodological process of psychology;
  • understand the ways in which research findings in psychology might be applied to the understanding and solution of human problems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (35%) - Individual
  • Participation > Research/Project participation - (10%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

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

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY1105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.