Course details for BHP315116 Psychology

Learning AreaHumanities and Social Sciences
Available from1/1/2016
Available until31/12/2020
Size 15 credit points
Demonstrates TCE literacy standardYES
Demonstrates TCE numeracy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE ICT standardYES
Replaces the courseBHP315111
Past Exams and Assessment Reports
Psychology, as the scientific study of behaviour in humans, has undergone a rapid expansion in knowledge, particularly in the sub-fields of neuroscience and cognition, fuelled by the emergence of new interdisciplinary approaches, advances in imaging technologies and a broader public interest in applications of psychology.

In Psychology, Level 3, learners explore complex human behaviours and thought processes. They are given the opportunity to apply psychological principles to real life situations. Psychology provides them with a sophisticated framework for understanding the complex interactions between the biological, behavioural, cognitive and socio-cultural factors that influence thought, emotions and behaviour. The study assists learners to develop effective language skills for communication, and numeracy skills for research, data analysis and other applications. In addition, they develop a range of broader skills including those of problem solving, critical evaluation and the application of processes of scientific inquiry.

Learners are better able to assess psychological challenges that arise in their own environment and across their own lifespan, particularly in relation to personal development, good health, mental wellbeing, social interaction, communication and lifelong learning.

The study of Psychology can lead to opportunities in a range of careers and tertiary study.

Supporting documents

Psychology Investigation Project Guidelines (2017)
(Updated May 19, 2017)
(Valid from Jan 1, 2017)
BHP315116 course Course document - PDF version - version 1.c
(Updated May 2, 2017)
(Valid from Jan 1, 2016)
(Expires Dec 31, 2020)
BHP315116 course Course document - word version - version 1.c
(Updated May 2, 2017)
(Valid from Jan 1, 2016)
(Expires Dec 31, 2020)
Psychology Assessment Report 2016
(Updated Feb 7, 2017)
Psychology Exam Paper 2016
(Updated Nov 25, 2016)
Psychology External Assessment Specifications (2016-2020)
(Updated Jun 2, 2016)
BHP315116 Psychology Sample Ethics Consent Form
(Updated Apr 4, 2016)

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