PSYCHOL 6505OL - Culture and Context
Online - Online Teaching 3 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code PSYCHOL 6505OL Course Culture and Context Coordinating Unit Psychology Term Online Teaching 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Online Units 3 Contact 1 to 2 hour online tutorial Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Prerequisites PSYCHOL 6500OL and PSYCHOL 6501OL Restrictions Graduate Diploma in Psychology or Graduate Certificate in Psychology Course Description In what way are you shaped by your culture? In this course you will consider how the culture and context we are surrounded by influence our lives and you will critically examine the central role played by cultural assumptions and values. Developing cultural responsiveness, including with Indigenous Australian cultures will be facilitated. Mental health and wellbeing is a central focus of the course with an emphasis on applying knowledge and skills of psychology in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals.
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Examine personal cultural positioning and the implications for competent health service delivery. 2 Critically examine psychological research and theory in relation to culture, cross-cultural perspectives and theories of cross-cultural competency. 3 Apply basic principles and protocols underpinning ethical practice for working with Indigenous Australian peoples and communities. 4 Demonstrate interpersonal skills and teamwork to address issues relating to psychological health and wellbeing. 5 Communicate issues relevant to psychological health and wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse groups, in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
1, 2, 3, 5
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesThis is a fully online offering. Students will require access to the internet to access course content and assessments and to engage in online tutorials. Resources and readings will be provided within Myuni.
Recommended ResourcesDetailed reading lists with be provided within course modules and will be accessible online via Myuni.
Online LearningThis is a fully online offering. Myuni will be used for all course materials, communication, links to curated resources, online tutorial support and assignments including submissions, feedback and grades.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEngagement with course content is facilitated by online presentations, interactive online activities, curated readings and resources, and self directed research and study supported by weekly online tutorial sessions. There are 6 Weekly Modules with learning scaffolded across the modules to ensure that students develop deep discipline knowledge as well as the academic literacy, research skills and capacity to apply and communicate their understanding as specified for an AQF8 level offering.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This course is a 6-week intensive, accelerated learning offering. Students should expect to spend around 24-25 hours per week engaging with the online content, in private study, attending online tutorials and completing the assignments for this course.
Hours per Week:
1.5 Hours - Tutorial
1 Hour - Tutorial Preparation
9 Hours - Assessment related tasks
10 Hours - Engaging with online content including video presentations, podcasts, directed research activities, discussions, interactive tasks
3 Hours - Readings
Learning Activities SummaryThe course consists of 6 modules:
1. Introduction to Culture and Context
· What is ‘Culture’ and ‘Context’?
· Cultural Assumptions and Values (developing cultural responsiveness)
· Indigenous Australian Culture
2. Indigenous Australian Culture and Communication
· Cultural Self and Identify.
· Cross-Cultural Communication
3. Mental Health in Context
· Biopsychosocial-Cultural Framework
· Emotion, Culture and Health
· Time and Place
· Rural Health: Culture and Context
4. Mental Health in CALD Groups in Australia
· Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Groups in Australia
· Mental Health and Wellbeing in CALD Groups
· Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Care for Refugees
· Participatory Action Research (with CALD groups)
5. International Psychology
· Psychology is WEIRD
· International Psychology
· Cross-Cultural Psychology
· Cultural Transmission
6. Culture and context in Applied Settings
· Culture in the Workplace
· Topical Issues in Culture and Context
· Course Reflection
Specific Course RequirementsNil
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome 1. Personal reflective task Formative & Summative
30% 1, 3 2. Group task
Part 1 (Presentation)
Part B (Peer assessment)
Formative & Summative Sun 11:59pm
Part 1 Week 4
30% 2, 3, 4 3. Written report Summative Sun 11:59pm
40% 2, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsSubmission via Turnitin. All assignments are due by 11:59pm on the Sunday at the end of the week in which they are due. A penalty of 5% per day applies for late submissions.
Extensions are granted on medical, compassionate or other special circumstances recognised under the University’s Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy. The completed extension application form and any documentation (such as a medical or counsellor's certification) should be emailed to the course coordinator and submitted before the due date. The course coordinator will consider the request in the light of the case made and University deadlines, and may grant an extension of up to three days.
Assessment DetailAssessment #1 Reflective task (30% 1000 words, due end of week 2). The purpose of this activity is for you to reflect on your own identity (or identities) and contextual factors that may have shaped your current values, beliefs and attitudes.
Assessment #2 Part 1 Group presentation (30%, due end of week 4). You will collaborate with other students to prepare and present a group video on a topic (to be determined) relevant to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In addition, feedback will be provided using a self and peer assessment tool to assess your own and other group members participation in the group work.
Assessment #3 Written report (40%, 1750 words, due end of week 6). Identification, evaluation and critical discussion of a mental health assessment tool for use in culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Australia. This task requires you to demonstrate your ability to communicate issues relevant to psychological health and wellbeing in a manner that is culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals.
SubmissionSubmission via Turnitin
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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