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  • Objectives
    The course is intended for graduates of programs other than Psychology. It may also be suitable for graduates who have completed a psychology major, seven or more years ago, or from an overseas institution. It provides students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate major in Psychology in one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time). Diplomates will be eligible to apply for entry into an accredited honours program in Psychology. Learning outcomes Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in relation to: * influences on human behaviour, both normal and abnormal; * the principles and techniques of psychological research; * psychological and behavioural assessments; * discipline-based writing skills and APA-style conventions.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and meet the prerequisites for Second Year Psychology topics by having completed either: * the Flinders topics PSYC1101 or PSYC1104 AND PSYC1102 or PSYC1105 OR PSYC9064; * equivalent topics from other institutions which are deemed suitable by the Faculty Board.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Course description
    The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis in internal mode only.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

    PSYC2009
        

    Basic Research Design and Data Analysis
        

    6

    PSYC2016
        

    Cognition and Learning
        

    6

    PSYC3001
        

    Research Methods
        

    3

    PSYC3045
        

    Psychological Assessment: Basic Principles
        

    3
        

    and 6 units of Second Year Psychology elective topics and 12 units of Third Year Psychology elective topics

    SECOND YEAR ELECTIVE TOPICS

    PSYC2013
        

    Personality and Social Psychology *
        

    6

    PSYC2017
        

    Human Development **
        

    6

    THIRD YEAR ELECTIVE TOPICS

    PSYC3031
        

    Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
        

    3

    PSYC3033
        

    Development During Adulthood and Ageing
        

    3

    PSYC3036
        

    Psychophysiology of Awareness
        

    3

    PSYC3039
        

    Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
        

    3

    PSYC3048
        

    Introduction to Neuropsychology
        

    3

    PSYC3049
        

    Human Factors: Flying Planes, Virtual Reality and Human Error
        

    3

    PSYC3050
        

    Child Development in a Cultural Context
        

    3

    PSYC3136
        

    Psychophysiology of Awareness (Practical) #
        

    3

    PSYC3226
        

    Forensic Psychology
        

    3

    PSYC3227
        

    Motivation, Cognition and Emotion
        

    3

    PSYC3229
        

    Psychology of Trauma
        

    3

    PSYC3230
        

    Psychology of Food, Eating, and Body Image
        

    3

    PSYC3232
        

    Social Issues in the Realm of Justice and Identity
        

    3

    PSYC3233
        

    Psychology of Work and Organisations
        

    3

    PSYC3234
        

    The Psychology of Emotions
        

    3

    * If PSYC2013 Personality and Social Psychology is chosen as the Second Year elective topic, students must do one (3 units) of PSYC3033 Development During Adulthood and Ageing, or PSYC3050 Child Development in a Cultural Context.

    ** If PSYC2017 Human Development is chosen as the Second Year elective topic, students must do one (3 units) of PSYC3232 Social Issues in the Realm of Justice and Identity, PSYC3233 Psychology of Work and Organisations, or PSYC3234 The Psychology of Emotions.

    # May not be taken in conjunction with PSYC3036.

    Not all of the elective topics will be available each year.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board, the program must be completed within 12 consecutive semesters.

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