Courses & Units

Psychology B KHA112

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Cradle Coast Delivery – lectures delivered online, and practical classes will take the form of 4 x 4-hour workshops instead of weekly practical classes.


This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge in the areas covered by the lecture program.

In practical classes students are introduced to the processes of conducting experiments and writing these up in a style appropriate for the behavioural sciences. Students will be engaged in class-based activities and experiments that highlight some of the key aspects of the topics covered in lectures.

Attendance at practical classes is compulsory.


Unit name Psychology B
Unit code KHA112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Teaching staff

Dr Jim Sauer (Unit Coordinator - Hobart), Mr Peter Tranent (Launceston)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 090701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


  • MEXCL - KHA101, KHA102

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • MEXCL - KHA101, KHA102


Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture weekly, twelve 1-hr practical classes, plus twelve self-directed prac exercises (approx. 1 hr each)


2-hr Exam in Nov (50%), Prac Exercises and Reports totalling 2,500 words (50%).

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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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