Start to understand the human mind with this first-year psychology course. Cover basic concepts including biology, learning theory, lifespan, personality and even wellbeing. Study how illness, trauma and relationships affect people’s minds.
Your upfront cost: $0
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the major stages of human psychological development throughout the lifespan.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of psychology including theories of learning, sensation and perception, personality, motivation, and interpersonal relationships.
- Apply the basic concepts of psychology to health and illness.
- Describe psychological models relevant to understanding wellbeing and ill health.
- Introduction to psychology
- Childhood development
- Adolescent / adult development
- Sleep and shift work
- Stress, coping and health
- Social psychology
- Motivation and emotion
- Psychological disorders
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Focus on the foundational concepts of psychology including the biological bases of behaviour, learning theory, lifespan development, personality psychology, and health and wellbeing. Explore the psychological impact of illness and trauma as well as motivational and emotion factors that inform our social and interpersonal relationships.
Apply your knowledge to understand people’s behaviour, performance, and mental operations in the workplace. Gain a psychological perspective on the complexities of mental health issues and develop strategies to improve health and education outcomes.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology degree.
- Continuous Assessment (60%)
- Essay (40%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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