Successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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The total Honours Result is based on the weighted average of units, with the following descriptive outcomes:
- H1A – First Class Honours 80% - 100%
- H2A – Second Class Honours A 70% - 79%
- H2B – Second Class Honours B 60% to 69%
- H3 – Third Class honours 50% - 59%.
Units included in calculation and weighting:
- PSY40001 Advanced Quantitative Methods (12.5 credit points), weighting of 12.5% in final honours result
- PSY40006 Psychological Assessment (12.5 credit points), weighting of 12.5% in final honours result
- PSY40005 Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology (12.5 credit points), weighting of 12.5% in final honours result
- PSY40009 Honours Thesis A (25 credit points), weighting of 25% in final honours result
- PSY40002 Honours Thesis B (25 credit points), weighting of 25% in final honours result.
Electives (students choose ONE):
- PSY40004 Current Issues in Social Psychology or
- PSY40008 Counselling Psychology or
- NEU40002 Neuroscience Methods or
- NEU40001 Neuropsychology Methods
Whichever elective is completed will be weighted at 12.5% in the final honours result.
Course learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), graduates will be able to:
1. Explain and critically evaluate the theoretical underpinnings, advanced theories, and methods of scientific psychology.
2. Communicate and work effectively in contexts relevant to professional, clinical, and resaerch applications of psychology.
3. Explain and apply the principles of selection, development, administration, and interpretation of reliable and valid psychological tests that are situationally and culturally appropriate.
4. Explain and apply basic assessment techniques and strategies for psychological practice.
5. Describe, evaluate, and explain the application of basic psychological interventions for a range of contexts.
6. Work with a high degree of independence to design, conduct, evaluate, and report original research.
7. Apply psychological concepts, theories, and methods in a science-based, safe, and ethical manner, that shows awareness of situation, culture and individual diversity.
Future career options for graduates of this degree may include social welfare consultant, medical researcher, child safety officer, health officer, clinical worker and child development officer.
Graduates seeking general registration as practicing psychologists in Australia must successfully graduate from an accredited postgraduate program, such as the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) or Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology), or undergo a two-year supervised internship program.
For more detailed information on Australian requirements for registration as a psychologist, visit the Australian Psychological Society website.