Students will investigate the diverse nature of the profession, its various functions, roles and duties performed by psychologists. They will also explore the ethical and professional conduct required of them as psychologists demonstrating appropriate interpersonal communication and interview skills relevant to a variety of psychological practices.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APH4013

Prerequisites

For students enrolled in ABPC Bachelor of Psychology Honours and LHWP Bachelor of Laws(Honours)/ Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) coordinator permission required to enrol in this unit as it is a core Psychology Honours unit.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise the various functions, roles and duties performed by psychologists across diverse contexts and emerging environments;  
  2. Reflect on and critically apply the principles of ethical and professional conduct required in psychological practice;  
  3. Implement appropriate interpersonal communication and interview skills relevant to a range of contexts and practices; and  
  4. Give and receive actionable and professionally appropriate feedback.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Multiple-choice test 25%
Assignment Reflection on interview role play (2000 words) 45%
Test Short answer and multiple choice test on ethics (1.5 hours) 30%

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