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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

NOTE: This area of study entry has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2012. For details of changes, please consult the 2013 Handbook change registerHandbook change register (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/2013-change-register.html).

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. It is a broad scientific discipline that includes investigations of the brain, learning, memory, reasoning, decision making, language, developmental and social processes, personality, and mental health and well being. It is also concerned with the practical and ethical applications of psychology research to the profession.

Curriculum

The Monash psychology curriculum is based on the principle that training in the discipline of psychology should follow the scientist-practitioner model, where learning about professional practice is taught within the scientific perspective. Students are then able to make informed choices about psychology-related careers and further training at the fourth year and postgraduate level, which is a requirement to practice as a psychologist in Australia. The School of Psychology and Psychiatry offers a common psychology curriculum across all campuses and modes of study.

Accredited major

The School of Psychology and Psychiatry offers students an undergraduate psychology program comprising a 60 credit-point major sequence which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia.

This program is the accredited sequence leading to further study at honours and postgraduate levels.

Non-accredited major

A 48-point major in psychology may be sufficient to satisfy the requirements for a major sequence in psychology in single or double degrees offered by other faculties, but is not APAC-accredited and will not permit entry to fourth-year programs in psychology.

Units

Students wishing to take the APAC-accredited major sequence in psychology must complete ten 6-credit-point units (nine core units and one elective unit) from the lists of units offered in an APAC-accredited degree.

Students may take an elective unit at second year, and up to four elective units at third year. Some third-year electives may be undertaken at second year, providing prerequisites and corequisites are met. The electives offered may vary from year to year depending on staff availability.

Core units

  • PSY1011 Psychology 1A
  • PSY1022 Psychology 1B
  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory

Elective units

  • BNS3052 Drugs, brain and altered awareness
  • BNS3062 Imaging and brain disorders
  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • PSY3120 Introduction to counselling
  • PSY3130 Health psychology
  • PSY3150 Contemporary social psychology
  • PSY3180 Human neuropsychology: Developmental and neurodegenerative disorders
  • PSY3190 Addiction studies
  • PSY3230 Psychological foundations of the law
  • PSY3240 Psychology of music
  • PSY3250 Positive psychology
  • PSY3260 Advances in psychology, mental health and neuroscience
  • PSY3270 Neuroscience of cognition behaviour
  • PSY3280 The neuronal basis of consciousness

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3965; email ug.psych@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych

Relevant courses

Psychology can be studied in many undergraduate courses offered by different faculties. However only studies undertaken within an APAC-accredited degree will lead to the further training required to practice/register as a psychologist. Note: double degrees are grouped under the faculty heading corresponding to the component of the double degree in which the major is available.

Faculty of Arts

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts***
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts*
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)***
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce**
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education - Primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education - Secondary
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science**
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare**
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science***
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • 3806 Bachelor of Business
  • 4407 Bachelor of Business (Psychology)***

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

  • 3883 Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)***
  • 3863 Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business***
  • 3954 Honours degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology)
  • 2088 Graduate Diploma of Psychology***

Faculty of Science

  • 3278 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science**
  • 3528 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science
  • 1469 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • 3282 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 0050 Bachelor of Science***
  • 1120 Bachelor of Science (Science Scholar Program)
  • 3520 Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours
  • 3517 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 3711 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education - Primary
  • 1633 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education - Secondary
  • 0085 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering
  • 0086 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws

* Sunway

** Psychology can only form the major in one component of this double degree.

*** The 60-point APAC accredited major sequence is available in this course.