PSY2104 Psychological Skills C
|Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Sciences|
|School or Department :||Psychology|
|Version produced :||30 December 2013|
Examiner: Graeme Senior
Moderator: Gerry Tehan
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSH
This course continues the professional preparation program in professional skill development and research capabilities.
This course deals with the fundamental issues of research and professional skills. With respect to psychological research skills this course centres on the preparation of a research proposal consisting of an ethics application, a review of the literature and specification of a research methodology. With respect to professional skills development, this course focuses on assessment skills which include administration of psychological tests and issues regarding psychiatric nosology and diagnosis. The Work Integrated learning component of the course deals with issues associated with student's first placement in the following semester.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- write an ethical clearance application;
- write a research proposal consisting of a literature review, rationale for the experiment, expected outcomes and a full description of the experimental methodology;
- demonstrate the ability to appropriately administer a diversity of standardised tests of cognition and psychosocial functioning;
- develop a resume and prepare applications for subsequent community/industry and university-supported placements.
Write an ethics application
Communicate Research Outcomes
Work Integrated Learning
Career development - WIL preparation
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2012&sem=01&subject1=PSY2104)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
- There are no texts or materials required for this course.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PROFESSIONAL-COGNITIVE ASSESS||15||45||12 Jun 2012|
|RESEARCH-LAB REPORTS||20||45||12 Jun 2012|
|WIL-JOB APPLICATION INTERVIEW||10||10||12 Jun 2012|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To complete each of the assignments satisfactorily, students must obtain the 50% of the marks available for each piece of assessment.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course. Note that the Conceded Pass is not available in this course due to APAC accreditation standard 2.1.9.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grade for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There are no examinations in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Since there is no examination in this course, there are no supplementary or deferred exams.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students who do not qualify for a passing grade may, at the discretion of the Examiner, be assigned additional work to demonstrate to the Examiner that they have achieved the required standard. It is expected that such students will have been assessed as close to satisfactorily completing the Competency Test.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.
Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Examiner.
Access to email, discussion groups and the internet is a departmental requirement. Students are expected to open their university provided email account and check it regularly for personal communication. Information sent this way will be regarded as being receivable.
APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing