Applied Behaviour Analysis

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to some psychology courses will depend on the academic background of the student in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Applied Behaviour Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviours. The effectiveness of Applied Behaviour Analysis has been shown in a wide range of areas, including education, special education, organizational management, parent training, occupational safety, sports psychology and clinical psychology. This module provides an introduction to the field of applied behaviour analysis. It will deal with the historical development of the field, its theoretical underpinnings and with several selected areas of application.

    Module objectives

    * To explore the theoretical underpinnings of applied behavioural analysis
    * To examine the principles and procedures of applied behavioural analysis
    * To examine the use of applied behavioural analysis in selected areas of application
    * To examine recent recearch finding in applied behaviour analysis

    Basic Reading

    * Miltenberger, R., G. (2004). Behaviour Modification: Principles and procedures, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: London.


    Information forthcoming

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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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.


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