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Coffs Harbour Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Introduce students to advanced concepts and skills related to professional roles in psychology in both the clinical and research domains, as well as those that may apply in a wide range of employment settings requiring critical thinking, ethical interpersonal behaviour and interviewing. This unit employs a combination of problem based learning and teacher directed activities. 

Unit content

  • Motivational and Professional interviewing
  • Ethical Principles and Practice
  • Finding funding opportunities and Grant writing
  • Exposure to community-based professionals in the field of psychology and research
  • Resume development
  • Personal reflection on career goals and fit with available careers
  • Knowledge of the implementation, and interpretation, of some of the most widely used cognitive and personality assessments

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 Demonstrate critical judgment in the application of motivational and professional interviewing skills in practice.
2 Evidence a coherent grasp of advanced ethical principles and critical reasoning in relation to solving ethical dilemma, both in writing and orally.
3 Consolidate understanding of the implementation and workplace application of the most widely used cognitive and personality tools
4 Show mastery of the key behavioural and communication skills and production of documents required for successful employment including job interview techniques and appropriate professional demeanour in job seeking and workplace settings and authoring a professional resume.
5 Demonstrate interviewing skills for use in understanding professional roles that may use psychology-related skills.
6 Consolidate understanding of the professional skill of writing successful grant applications.

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

  1. Demonstrate critical judgment in the application of motivational and professional interviewing skills in practice.
    • GA6:
  2. Evidence a coherent grasp of advanced ethical principles and critical reasoning in relation to solving ethical dilemma, both in writing and orally.
    • GA3:
  3. Consolidate understanding of the implementation and workplace application of the most widely used cognitive and personality tools
    • GA5:
  4. Show mastery of the key behavioural and communication skills and production of documents required for successful employment including job interview techniques and appropriate professional demeanour in job seeking and workplace settings and authoring a professional resume.
    • GA5:
  5. Demonstrate interviewing skills for use in understanding professional roles that may use psychology-related skills.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. Consolidate understanding of the professional skill of writing successful grant applications.
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.