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PSY8146 Psychology Capstone Studies

Semester 1, 2022 External
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Professional Pathway Psych
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Erich Fein


This course exists to satisfy the need for some flexibility in several programs to cater for the widely varying interests and chosen specialisations of students. It will provide a capstone experience for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Science (Psychology in Schools). Participation in this course can assist in preparing students for job-related research and/or further post-graduate studies.

This course provides the opportunity for a student to pursue an area of study that will complement the other studies in the student's program. Typically, the course will consist of a specialised investigation extending the application of knowledge and skills in a certain area. This could involve, for example, a directed readings program, a replication or extension of a research project, or some other approved activity that would complement the student's program of study.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Create a new scholarly or original research work by generating, planning, and producing a specialised investigation under supervision and with guidance;
  2. Evaluate their own skills and attributes for independent professional work by checking and critiquing their use of critical thinking, communication, personal/social, creative-thinking, collaboration/teamwork, and ICT skills to create the new or original work; and
  3. Analyse the connection between factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive knowledge to create the new or original work by differentiating, organising, and attributing the types of knowledge needed to accomplish it.


Description Weighting(%)
1. As determined by the Supervisor and approved by the examiner 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Diary No 1,2,3
Assignments Written Portfolio No 100 1,2,3
Date printed 30 June 2022