Courses & Units

Transferable Skills in Psychology PSY111

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid research, to understand what distinguishes trustworthy reporting from biased and misleading reporting, and to communicate the findings from psychological and other research in a clear, accessible and unbiased way. In this unit you will explore foundational concepts of research methods, research design and research ethics that will help you interpret and critically evaluate psychological research. You will learn how to use library and web resources to locate relevant, reliable and valid evidence about psychological findings and theories. You will also learn skills to help you summarise conceptual and numerical information in a clear, concise and accessible manner for a range of audiences. The skills gained in this unit are powerful and readily transferable to many of today’s workplaces and they provide a solid foundation for further study in psychology.


Unit name Transferable Skills in Psychology
Unit code PSY111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Mike Garry

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,363.00 090701

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture weekly.

1 x 2 hour practical class weekly.


Research Participation & Reflection (300 words, 10%),

Tests and Quizzes (20%),

Written Assignment (800 words, 20%),

Final Exam (2 hr, 50%).

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