Professional Orientation (Psychology) (11474.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Equivalent units9799 Foundations of Professional Planning
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Andrew Flood|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Caroline Ng Tseung Wong Tak Wan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr Andrew Flood|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||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 submit all assessment items as well as achieve an overall mark of at least 50% for this unit. If you receive an overall mark in excess of 50% for this unit but have not submitted all assessment items, you will fail the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials and engage with online content made available on the Canvas site for this unit. Lecture and tutorial content will also be made available online on the unit Canvas site.
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 or equivalent software.
Mahara ePortfolio System will be used in this unit. Instructional videos are provided on the unit Canvas site outlining how to use the platform to complete the ePortfolio assessment.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213460)
- Semester 1, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (212560)
- Semester 2, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208343)
- Semester 1, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (207016)
- Semester 2, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201800)
- Semester 1, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200760)
- Semester 2, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195936)
- Semester 1, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193769)
- Semester 2, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190571)
- Semester 1, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190570)