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Unit Code
Unit Title
KHA111 Psychology A
KHA112 Psychology B
KHA113 Psychology C
KHA114 Psychology D

2012 KHA111 Psychology A

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: CCC students do this unit partly by video-link


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KHA111 H,L,W H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 L On Campus 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 W On Campus 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Spring H On Campus 21-OCT-2012 06-NOV-2012 26-NOV-2012 31-DEC-2012
Spring H On Campus Offering in H 15-NOV-2012 23-NOV-2012 26-NOV-2012 06-DEC-2012

* 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).

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates


This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context and philosophy of psychology, development across the lifespan, abnormal psychology including treatment, health psychology, research design and applications and an introduction to professional roles and professional and research ethics. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge in the areas covered in the lecture program.

In laboratory classes students are introduced to psychology through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture topics, such as abnormal psychology, developmental psychology and health psychology. Students develop skills for essay writing: critical analysis of ideas, synthesis of ideas, referencing and presentation standards. Attendance at laboratory classes is compulsory.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2-hr exam in June (50%), lab exercises and essays totalling 2,500 words (50%).

TEACHING PATTERN: 2-hr lecture, and 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Video conferencing - W
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
   Flexible scheduling - W
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl KHA102, KHA101

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STAFF: Mr Peter Tranent (Coordinator), Dr Kimberley Norris (Hobart)

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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