PSYCHOL 7244 - Research Project in Health Psychology I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code PSYCHOL 7244 Course Research Project in Health Psychology I Coordinating Unit Psychology Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact By supervision Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites PSYCHOL 7230 and the submission of an ethics application Restrictions Available to M Psych (Health) students only Course Description This is an empirically-based research project on a topic of relevance to health psychology to be pursued under the guidance of one or more supervisors at least one of who will be a Member of the College of Health Psychologists or eligible to be a Member. The project should be structured so that the students participate in all of the steps involved in the research, including the formulation of the research question(s), the design of the study including the selection of appropriate methodology, the collection and analysis of data, the interpretation of the findings, and the preparation of the report.
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Course Learning Outcomes1. Review and analyse critically research in a specific area of Health Psychology.
2. Acquire knowledge and competency in the design and completion of research studies in Health Psychology
3. Acquire and apply skills in critical analysis.
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Recommended ResourcesThe Library is a major resource centre for students. The Research Librarian for Psychology, Maureen Bell, provides some useful information through the Internet at http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/psychology. The website contains a list of databases, links to tutorials and help with searching methods.
For additional information relating to recommended resources please refer to the Master of Psychology (Health) Program Handbook at the following link:
Online LearningThis course may use MyUni for one or more of the following:
- Communication with students via Announcements and Discussion Board
- Submission of assessment
- Access to resources such as forms, templates and additional readings
- Self-directed learning activities
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Further information regarding this course is available in the Master of Psychology (Health) Program Handbook at the following link:
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe Supervisor and trainee correspond regularly in formal scheduled supervision meetings. The amount of supervision required will depend on the development needs of the trainee and the stage of progression of the research project.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.1) Research Project summary (1000 words)
2) A Gantt chart which indicates key steps of the project and their approximate duration and dates of commencement and completion
3) A statement from the student’s internal supervisor in support of the student’s submission.
These tasks should constitute approximately 144 hours of a student’s workload in any given semester.
Learning Activities SummaryAs this subject involves research no formal lectures are mandated. The Learning Activities depend upon the nature of the research project and developmental needs of the trainee. The Learning Activities reflect the Learning Outcomes stated.
Specific Course RequirementsOn the initial enrolment into this Master’s program, all students (unless already a Registered Psychologist) MUST apply for and obtain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. All students are required to provide a copy of their registration details to the Program Administrator on their first day in the Program: this will be required for the Summer School courses Interviewing & Intervention and Evidence-Based Practice. The application form and details of fees payable are available from the PBA website: http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/Forms.aspx.
Candidates are required to consent to a police check as part of their application to the Psychology Board of Australia for Provisional Registration, a requirement of enrolment in the program. A satisfactory current police check is a mandatory requirement for acceptance to and continuation within the program.
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Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning outcome(s) being addressed Summary of the research project of 1000 words Summative Not applicable (NGP) All A Gantt chart which indicates key steps of the project and their approximate duration and dates of commencement and completion Summative Not applicable (NGP) All
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SubmissionIn the case of an unsatisfactory performance in this subject the student will be given an opportunity to do further work to revise and complete the summary of the research project of 1000 words and the Gantt Chart to an acceptable standard.
For further information please refer to the Assessment Policy in the Master of Psychology (Health) Program Handbook at the following link:
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
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