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Coffs Harbour Session 1 Session 1
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces four central areas of psychological interest: biological bases of behaviour; the nature of consciousness; learning; and stress, coping and health. The unit focuses on the influence of biological processes and experience in the regulation of individual behaviour, and complements BHS11002: Introduction to Psychology II, which is focussed on the social milieu.

Unit content

Biological bases of behaviour
The nature of consciousness
Learning
Stress, coping and health

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 express an understanding of material presented through self-managed reading, active listening, note-taking and enquiry
2 effectively communicate the outcome of a simple data collection task
3 identify and describe relevant scholarly work relating to a specific psychological phenomenon

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. express an understanding of material presented through self-managed reading, active listening, note-taking and enquiry
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. effectively communicate the outcome of a simple data collection task
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. identify and describe relevant scholarly work relating to a specific psychological phenomenon
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Bernstein et al., 2013, Psychology: an international discipline in context (Australian and NZ edition), Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 978-0170218412.
  • O'Shea, RP & McKenzie, 2013, Writing for psychology, 6th, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 978-01702114681.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.