Psychology for Human Services

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This online course provides an introduction to concepts and theories from individual and social psychology and their use in understanding human behaviour. Learners will discuss human learning, personality, motivation, emotion, aggression and the social processes of conformity and obedience. The course will consider issues relating to positive mental health and interventions to promote wellbeing. Cultural, cross-cultural and indigenous psychology will also be explored.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    20
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    Cost
    $863 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Describe how key theories, concepts and ideas from individual and social psychology can be applied in the context of the human services.
  • Explain the significance of the concept of culture for human psychology.
  • Explain the significance of psychological theory in promoting health and wellbeing.
  • Identify key facts, principles and concepts about the body and brain and recognize how they can be applied to functional relationships between physiological mechanisms and behaviour.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

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Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $863 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying