Courses & Units

Psychology A KHA111



This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to extend their knowledge in the areas covered in the lecture program.

In practical classes students are introduced to the processes of thinking and writing objectively in a style appropriate for the behavioural sciences (critical analysis of ideas, synthesis of ideas, referencing and presentation standards). Students will be engaged in class-based and self-directed activities and experiments that highlight some of the key aspects of the topics covered in lectures.


Unit name Psychology A
Unit code KHA111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Emily Lowe-Calverley

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 090701

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

MEXCL - KHA102, KHA101


Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture weekly, weekly 2-hr practical classes including self-directed activities


2-hr exam in June (50%), Prac Exercises and Essays totalling 2,500 words (50%)

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