|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Professional Pathway Psych|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||18 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BSCI (13815 Psychology) or BSCI (17582 Psychology Extended) or BSCI (17327 Counselling)
This course is the initial course within a suite of professional preparation courses. This course consists of two learning streams: one professional (including a career development learning component) and the other research. Successful completion of this course will assist students in meeting the foundational and pre-professional graduate competencies required for the psychology profession.
This course deals with the fundamental issues of research and professional skills. With respect to psychological research skills, we start by introducing the language of research through the basic constructs of any research program. We want to ensure that students understand the relationship between theory and its operationalisation through the manipulation and measurement of concrete variables and how hypotheses can be constructed from such considerations. With respect to professional skills development, the foundation of all professional practice is ethical practice and behaviour. This course requires students to be aware of, and to be able to apply, the APS code of ethics and the NHMRC National Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Human Research to professional and research issues. Finally, students' engagement in career development learning will focus on developing a career profile and understanding their career options.