Professional Orientation (Psychology) (11474.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected by psychology graduates in the workplace, and develop a personal and academic plan to achieve these;
2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in an ePortfolio;
3. Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team; and
4. Apply American Psychological Association referencing conventions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Dr Andrew Flood|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Caroline Ng Tseung Wong Tak Wan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Andrew Flood|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Caroline Ng Tseung Wong Tak Wan|
No required books.
American Psychological Association (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Burton, L. J. (2018). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (4th ed). Milton, QLD: Wiley
These texts are also available for loan from the UC Library.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students must attempt all assessment items as well as achieve an overall mark of at least 50% for this unit. If you receive a mark in excess of 50% for this unit but have not attempted all assessment items, you will fail this unit.
Students are expected to attend tutorials and engage with online content made available on the Canvas site for this unit. Tutorial content will also be made available online via the unit Canvas site.
Note: group presentations will be delivered in students' allocated tutorials in weeks 12 and 13.
Required IT skills
Completion of the literature review and Skills Matrix will require an understanding of Microsoft Word software, and completion of the group presentation will require an understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint software.
The Mahara ePortfolio System will be used in this unit. Instructional videos are provided on Canvas outlining how to use the platform to complete the ePortfolio assessment.
Work placement, internships or practicums