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Professional Evidence (Psychology) (10446.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology

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    Syllabus

    The focus of this capstone unit is reflecting upon learning from the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, and applying the acquired discipline specific knowledge to a range of professional contexts. Students will reflect on the utility and outputs from their learning across their degree via review and finalisation of an e-portfolio. There will be a focus on the transition into the workforce or further study. In this unit, students will also complete an applied major group project to address a real-world issue, such as via a research proposal, intervention, or evaluation. Each group will work under the guidance of an academic advisor. The project will integrate discipline and professional knowledge and skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate career-readiness, a clear professional identity, and insight into the skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to meet the standards of performance and practice expected by their profession;

    2. Critically reflect on their learning and development of their skills throughout their course and consider their ongoing development into their professional lives;

    3. Critically analyse the impact of individual actions on other in professional settings and the impact of the profession on society;

    4. Synthesise high-level conceptual and practical understanding and psychological knowledge to develop useful solutions to real-world problems; and

    5. Work constructively in a group-based setting to address a real-world issue and communicate project methodology and findings effectively in both written and oral format.

    Contact Hours

    Ten to fifteen hours of on campus interactive workshops throughout the semester plus allocated time with project adviser as needed.

    Prerequisites

    Students must have passed 60 credit points including
    11474 Professional Orientation (Psychology) AND
    11401 Professional Practice 1 (Health) AND
    18 credit points from the Specialist Major in Psychological Science

    Corequisites

    Students must also be enrolled in (or have already passed) 10120 Industry and Community Engagement (Health).

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.



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