|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 :||20 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH (Psychology major 12302) or BPSH or MSCR (Psychology Research)
As an evidence-based discipline, psychological research forms the foundation for the development and evaluation of interventions to address issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of all people. Psychologists can inform state and federal policy makers, and assist individuals, groups, organisations and communities through the application of psychological theory and scientific principles within a context of culturally sensitive communication and consultation.
The aim of this course is to further develop students' interpersonal communication skills, with a view to applying psychological perspectives to various current issues faced by contemporary Australians. Students will use research evidence to critically evaluate psychological theories in order to gain a greater understanding of current societal issues, and to develop suitable evidence-based interventions that are ethically sound, consistent with theory, and sensitive to diversity issues in 21st century Australian society such as culture, gender, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status.