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Psychology: Special Topics in Psychology (PSY250)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Description This unit gives students exposure to cutting-edge research topics across a range of different areas of psychology. Students will develop the ability to critically engage with contemporary academic scholarship within the discipline through attending a series of seminars delivered by different researchers across a range of topics. Critical reflection upon these seminars will be encouraged through tutorial and assessment exercises.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars/tutorials: 1.5 hours per week (or equivalent).
Prerequisites Enrolment in H1195 BPsych (Honours), or B1103 Psychology (BA), or B1104 Psychology (BPsych), or B1317 (BSc) Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology, or B1316 (BA) Social and Developmental Psychology, or B1338 BA (Psychology) or B1339 BSc (Psychology), or permission of Unit Coordinator.
Notes This unit provides foundation skills and knowledge for students wishing to enrol in PSY380 Psychology: Psychological Research Placement.
Previously 2015: 'Psychology: Research Topics in Psychology'
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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