Graduate Diploma in Psychology

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Errata
Item Errata Date
1. The following unit has been cancelled for 2021:
PSYC4006 Positive Psychology, Resilience and Happiness
2/1/2021
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Students must complete 60 credit points consisting of:
(a) 24 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(b) 24 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(c) 12 credit points of 39XX-level or 4000-level selective units
2000-level units
PSYC2012
Statistics and Research Methods for Psych
6    A Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level
P PSYC1001 OR PSYC1002
Semester 1
PSYC2015
Brain and Behavioural Psychology
6    P PSYC1002
N PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2915
Semester 1
PSYC2915
Brain and Behavioural Psychology (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 75 or greater in PSYC1002
N PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2015
Semester 1
PSYC2016
Perception, Cognition, and Intelligence
6    P PSYC1002
N PSYC2013 or PSYC2014
Semester 2
PSYC2017
Personality and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001
N PSYC2013 or PSYC2014
Semester 2
3000-level units
(i) students who have not completed PSYC2015/2915 at the intermediate level, these 24 credit points must include PSYC3018. Students who want to be eligible for entry to the Honours program must also include PSYC3010.
(ii) students intending to take the theoretical thesis option in Psychology Honours, HPSC3023 is needed as a prerequisite.
PSYC3010
Advanced Statistics for Psychology
6    P PSYC2012 and (PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2X15 or PSYC2016 or PSYC2017
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3911
Semester 1
PSYC3911
Learning and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P (A mark of 75 or above in PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3011
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognitive Psychology
6    P PSYC2012 and (PSYC2013 or PSYC2016)
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2016) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3913
Semester 2
PSYC3913
Perceptual Systems (Advanced)
6    P (A mark of 75 or above in PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2016) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3013
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    P [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2016 or PSYC2017)] OR [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or MEDS2005)]
N PSYC3914
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    P [A mark of 75 or above in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2016 or PSYC2017)] OR [A mark of 75 or above in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or MEDS2005)]
N PSYC3014
Semester 2
PSYC3015
Personality and Psychological Assessment
6    P PSYC2012 and (PSYC2014 or PSYC2017)
Semester 1
PSYC3016
Developmental Psychology
6    P PSYC2013 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915
N PSYC3916
Semester 2
PSYC3916
Developmental Psychology (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 75 or above in any one PSYC2XXX unit of study
N PSYC3016
Semester 2
PSYC3017
Social Psychology
6    P PSYC2012 and (PSYC2013 or PSYC2017)
Semester 1
PSYC3018
Abnormal Psychology
6    A (PSYC2014 or PSYC2017)
P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915)
Semester 1
PSYC3020
Applied Psychology
6    P 12 credit points of 1000-level psychology units and 12 credit points of 2000-level Psychology units
N PSYC3019
Semester 2
HPSC3023
Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil
6    P (12 credit points of HPSC2XXX OR 12 credit points of PSYC2XXX) OR (6 credit points of HPSC2XXX AND 6 credit points of PSYC2XXX)
Semester 1
4000-level units
Students may request permission to substitute a 3900-level unit for one of the units below
PSYC4003
Health Psychology
6    A Students who have not completed PSYC3020 may be required to do additional reading
P 6cp of PSYC3XXX and an additional 6cp of 3000-level units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental Permission is required
Semester 2
PSYC4004
Applied Psychology in the Workplace
6    A Students should have the ability to read and interpret findings from scientific research, and have a basic familiarity with the empirical process.
P (144 cp of which a minimum needs to be 24 cp of 3000-level or 4000-level units of study) or (12 cp PSYC3XXX)
N PSYC4730
Semester 1
PSYC4005
Coaching Skills for Work and Life
6    A Students should have the ability to read and interpret findings from scientific research, and have a basic familiarity with the empirical process.
P (144 cp of which a minimum needs to be 24 cp of 3000-level or 4000-level units of study) or (12 cp PSYC3XXX)
N PSYC4721 or PSYC4722
Semester 2
PSYC4006
Positive Psychology, Resilience and Happiness
6    A Students should have the ability to read and interpret findings from scientific research, and have a basic familiarity with the empirical process.
P (144 cp of which a minimum needs to be 24 cp of 3000-level or 4000-level units of study) or (12 cp PSYC3XXX)
N PSYC4730 or PSYC4723
Semester 2
PSYC4888
Advanced Psychology Project
12    A Have sound knowledge of the main discipline areas of psychological science as well as training in empirical research methods and statistics, and should have the ability to apply this knowledge, training and methodology in a collaborative project setting
P PSYC2012 and [(18cp of PSYC3XXX) or (12cp of PSYC3XXX and SCPU3001) or (6cp of PSYC3XXX and SCPU3001 and HPSC3023)]

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is for 4th year students who want to complete a research project in a small group. Student numbers in this unit are limited due to project availability. Admission will be based on a "first come, first served" basis. Students will not be admitted after week 2 of semester as project groups will have already been formed.
Semester 2