Courses & Units

Mental Health and Individual Differences PSY124

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well as some of the factors which can influence psychological well-being, such as stress and coping. This unit also introduces the study of abnormal behaviour, including a critical consideration of psychological disorders and the nature of evidence-based interventions. Tutorials will build on lecture content, support reflective practice, and will facilitate the development of basic communication skills including counselling and professional communication.

Summary

Unit name Mental Health and Individual Differences
Unit code PSY124
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Mr Peter Tranent
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe a range of psychological disorders and some of the associated therapeutic techniques.
  • Explain some key theories and concepts in psychology relating to individual differences.
  • Implement communication and collaboration skills in relation to mental health and individual differences in a variety of settings.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,812.00 $850.00 $993.00 $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA111

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x two-hour lecture weekly

1 x one-hour practical class weekly.

AssessmentQuizzes (20%)|Final Exam (50%)|Written Assignment (10%)|Written Assignment (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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