Course

Psychology for Human Services


Course code 77121

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.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $838 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

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

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

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