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BACH5321: Introduction to Neuropsychology for Practice

2024 unit information

This unit provides students with an understanding of the major theoretical perspectives, concepts and vocabulary of psychology. Psychology is concerned with the science of human behaviour - how individuals perceive, think about, and behave in the world. It is concerned with identifying how internal determinants (characteristics unique to the person, and part of physical or psychological make-up) and external determinants (physical environment and social context) impact upon the individual. It is also concerned with the way in which people change over time, as well as explaining and predicting what they might do at any one time. The unit aims to position psychology as an essential ingredient in understanding health behaviour. This unit is only available to students who have no undergraduate studies in psychology.

Unit details and rules

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Participation Sciences

Code BACH5321
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. delineate psychology as a scientific discipline
  • LO2. understand the basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation methods
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and principles in core topics of psychology, including cognitive and social development, learning and conditioning, and the biopsychosocial perspective on health and well-being
  • LO4. apply the principles described above to case materials, particularly in the areas of ageing, disability, and paediatrics
  • LO5. use critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to health behaviour
  • LO6. use appropriate psychological terminology for professional and informal communication
  • LO7. write standard psychology extended responses using American Psychological Association (APA) referencing and formatting conventions.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Intensive June 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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