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PSY2105 Psychological Skills D

Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Psychology
Version produced : 21 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Annissa O'Shea
Moderator: Gerry Tehan

Requisites

Pre-requisite: PSY2104 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSH

Rationale

This course continues the professional preparation program and focuses on development of the professional and personal skills required to work within a community practice setting.

Synopsis

This course further develops the research and critical thinking skills learned by students in other courses and also introduces students to the skills required to function effectively in the workplace. Within the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component students will engage in a university-supported WIL-focused project. Students will engage in a range of career development activities in order to secure places within each of the projects.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. conduct an experiment they have designed;
  2. analyse the results of their experiment;
  3. write a results and discussion section of a journal article;
  4. develop and demonstrate understanding of how psychological theory informs workplace practices;
  5. develop and demonstrate teamwork and professional communication skills;
  6. provide positive contributions to the goals of the WIL placement.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Research Skills
1.1 conduct an experiment they have designed
1.2 analyse the results of their experiment
1.3 produce a poster summarising the research project
50.00
2. Work Integrated learning
University-supported Placement 1
50.00

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=2013&sem=02&subject1=PSY2105)

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.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Assessments 10.00
Class Contact 39.00
Community or Industry Placement 80.00
Private Study 30.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
POSTER 50 50 16 Oct 2013 (see note 1)
DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL 50 50 23 Oct 2013

NOTES
  1. All due dates to be advised.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    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.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete each of the assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for each assessment item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval of the Examiner, then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after feedback has been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of a passing grade, students must demonstrate, via the summative assessment items, that they have achieved the required minimum standards in relation to the objectives of the course by satisfactorily completing the two pieces of assessment. 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. Note that the Conceded Pass is not available in this course due to APAC accreditation standard 2.1.9.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades 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.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. 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.

Assessment notes

  1. 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.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Examiner.

  3. 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.

  4. 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