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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 1005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
008304

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To develop students' understanding of key psychological concepts relevant to human services and health care practice.

Course content

Students will be introduced to basic concepts of psychology (including the biological bases of behaviour, learning theory, lifespan development, personality psychology, and health and wellbeing) with an emphasis on relevance in a human service and health care setting. They will be introduced to the interaction between psychological, social and physical health and illness.  Students will also consider the impact of illness and trauma on social and interpersonal relationships.

Textbook(s)

Myers, DG & Dewall, CN 2015, Psychology, 11th edn, Worth Publishers, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Practical 1 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Lecture (Online Lecture) 1 hour x 12 weeks
Directed Study (Practical exercises) 1 hour x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture (Online Lecture) 1 hour x 12 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture (Online Lecture) 1 hour x 12 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Continuous assessment 675 words 15% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment 675 words 15% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 675 words 15% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment 675 words 15% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment 675 words 15% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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