Introduction to Psychology: Academic Skills and Final Assessment

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Overview

Master critical communication and research skills essential for psychology

Get the chance to earn academic credit towards Monash’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology

On this course, you’ll work through the process of planning, preparing and writing your own formal report, which is a central task in any psychological research.

Like any science, citing and referencing other people’s work is important to the discipline of psychology. On this course, you’ll also have the opportunity to practise citing your information sources in a style most frequently used by psychologists, which is an essential skill to cultivate.

Finally, you’ll have your chance to prove what you’ve learned by submitting assessments that draw together everything you’ve learned.

To join this course, you must have received a statement of completion or upgraded on, and successfully completed the six other courses from Monash University’s Introduction to Psychology Program, currently available for free through our Study With Australia initiative.

This course requires at least 70 hours of study.

This is the final course in the Introduction to Psychology Program. To join this final assessment course, you must have received a statement of completion or upgraded on, and successfully completed the six other courses from Monash University’s Introduction to Psychology Program.

This assessment course will enable you to synthesise and apply the knowledge you have gained in the ‘Introduction to Psychology’ program.

What will the assessment involve?

This six-week final assessment course will guide you through the process of writing a literature review, a central task in any psychology research.

Drawing on the concepts you have covered in your other Introduction to Psychology Program courses, you will be able to choose a psychology topic you would like to research.

For this final assessment course, you will complete three assessment tasks in English:

  • Assessment task 1: Record a 5-7 minute video presentation (worth 25% of your final mark)

  • Assessment task 2: Write a 1,000-word literature review (25% of your final mark)

  • Assessment task 2: Final online exam covering content from all six courses Introduction to Psychology courses you have already completed (50%).

This course will require at least 70 hours of study.

Complete the program

The Introduction to Psychology program is based on the first unit of Monash University’s fully online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (GDP).

Learners who successfully complete the seven courses in the Program and who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Psychology will receive one unit of academic credit.

To find out more, explore the Graduate Diploma of Psychology course description on the Monash University website.

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