Becoming a Psychologist (Applications of Pyschology)
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prior university-level study of psychology.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module will cover different areas of professional/applied psychology. It will engage
students in what becoming a practitioner in psychology involves. Professional psychology
and applied psychology are the two main areas of coverage. Professional psychology
(primarily the autumn semester will cover the practice and methods of qualifications in
the main areas of the profession. Applications of psychology (primarily spring semester)
will examine in more detail a selection of substantive areas in which a practitioner would
be involved as a psychologist.
Autumn Semester summary:
? Introduction: Contemporary Psychology
? Becoming an Academic Psychologist and Applying Psychology Research to Real
? Health Psychology
? Clinical Psychology
? Forensic Psychology
? Counselling Psychology
? Educational Psychology
? Occupational Psychology
? Cross-cultural issues in applied psychology
Spring Semester summary:
? Forensic ? investigative research/interviewers
? Forensic ? work in prisons
? Government agencies
? Road safety research
? Sales and marketing
? Human factors ? keyboards to cockpits
? Therapy using art/music
? Psychology and sport
Teaching: Weekly 2 hour lectures/seminars
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Coursework comprising a 1500-word ?Action Plan and Role Evaluation? (50%)
? A 2-hour unseen examination (50%)
STUDY OPTION 2: Action plan (100%)
STUDY OPTION 3: Essay (tbc)
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.