PSYC1200 Course Outline

PSYC1200 Course Outline - The University of Newcastle...

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The University of Newcastle CRICOS provider number 00109J Faculty of Science and IT School of Psychology Course Outline PSYC1200 – PRE-PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 1 – 10 units Semester 1, 2011 – Callaghan and Ourimbah Course Coordinator Dr Miles Bore (Callaghan), phone no: 49216585, room AVG18, Psychology Building email: Miles.Bore@newcastle.edu.au Consultation: email correspondence preferred Teaching Staff Guest lecturers. Correspondence is to be through the Coordinator Tutors: Craig Macdonald, Paula Bridge and Lachlan Tiffen Student Hub For general enquiries please see the student HUBs located in the Shortland and Student Services Buildings on the Callaghan Campus, University House on the City Campus and the Student Hub on the Ourimbah campus. Phone 49215000, email: enquiry@newcastle.edu.au School Office W210, Behavioural Sciences Building BRIEF COURSE OVERVIEW Teaching Methods: Problem Based Learning; Lecture; Tutorial Brief Course Description This course is a compulsory component of the Bachelor of Psychology program, and is an APS accredited course. Lectures, workshops and practical sessions will provide students with an understanding of Psychological practice, the skills required to undertake it, and how an accredited Psychology program provides this training. Students will be informed by practicing psychologists about their understanding of what it means to be a psychologist. Video and problem-based materials will encourage students to explore their own understanding of psychology, and in particular, the important ethical issues that a psychologist faces in a variety of work settings. Contact Hours Laboratory for 2 hours per Week for the Full Term Lecture for 2 hours per Week for the Full Term 2 hours lectures, 2 hours tutorials/labs per week Course Objectives * Inform students about the range of areas in which Psychologists work * Give students a realistic set of expectations concerning employment possibilities following completion of their degree * Ensure that all students understand the relationships between professional organisations, such as the Australian Psychological Society and the NSW Registration Board, and the discipline and to clarify issues of membership and accreditation. * Develop students own goals and expectations within the study and practice of Psychology * Develop a sound knowledge and awareness of ethical conduct as a practicing psychologist. * Develop an appreciation of note taking, record keeping and administration duties that practicing psychologists must perform. Course Content Guest lectures will provide a primary point of contact for the students with practicing psychologists. Video material will be used where appropriate to demonstrate skills and provide an accurate picture of the range of areas within psychology. Problem-based workshops will allow students to further explore their understanding of what Psychological practice entails.
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Assumed Knowledge Nil DETAILED COURSE INFORMATION TIMETABLES Class dates, times and locations accessed here
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