Courses & Units

Psychology for the Future PSY113

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

This unit is being phased out and may not be offered next year, please consider your study plan accordingly. You will be able to enrol in the unit where there is an availability noted below.


We are living in a fast-paced world. Advances in technology have changed the way we interact with others, and how we interact with technology itself. We are also discovering that the body and brain interact in a variety of ways that can both be influenced by, and influence, psychological function. Lecture topics in Psychology for the Future will explore the way in which social media, technology, and contemporary social processes are both driven by, and influence, human behaviour. Lectures will also introduce the emerging evidence regarding the relationship between the body and psychological function, such as the effects of diet, exercise and ageing on psychological function. Tutorials will involve a range of class-activities and demonstrations, which will broaden student understanding of the lecture content.


Unit name Psychology for the Future
Unit code PSY113
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Michael Garry and Kimberley Norris

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


International students
Domestic students

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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

* 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).

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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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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

1 x two-hour lecture weekly.

1 x two-hour practical class weekly.


Quizzes (20%),

Written Assignment (800 words, 30%),

Final exam (2 hr, 50%).

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