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PSYC11010 - Fundamentals of Psychology 1: Understanding Human Behaviour

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to the primary philosophies and key theories and frameworks that are fundamental to the study of psychology. You will examine the interplay of biological and social factors that underpin our understanding of people and behaviour. The biological content of the unit explores the structures and functions of the brain and nervous system, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and behaviour, and states of consciousness. The social content of the unit introduces you to motivation and emotion, human lifespan development, social cognition and perception and cross-cultural psychology, personality, psychological disorders, and intelligence. This unit is applicable to students studying a psychology course and those students from a variety of courses.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.48% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Assessment 2 requires students to complete a concept map. Students reported finding this assessment challenging initially, as it is a different format compared to written assessments. However, student feedback acknowledge that the concept map task allows them to build on their knowledge and make links from the content to the real-world applications.
Recommendation
Continue to provide the concept map assessment task, as it is valuable for learning. Additional support should be provided earlier in the term to further explain the assessment task and provide examples of how to construct a concept map.
Action Taken
The Concept Map remained an assessment task in 2020 (Assessment 2). The Unit Coordinator spent additional time in Week 2 to further explain this assessment task and also provided greater support throughout the term to assist students with how best to construct a concept map.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students appreciated the weekly activities that helped keep them engaged with the unit and consolidate their learning.
Recommendation
Continue to provide weekly activities, such as the Stop and Review questions (Assessment 1), and the fill in the blank questions that correspond to the required reading, on the unit Moodle website.
Action Taken
Stop and Review questions (Assessment 1), and fill in the blank practice questions were provided weekly.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students appreciated the weekly activities that helped keep them engaged with the unit and consolidate their learning.
Recommendation
Continue to provide weekly activities, such as the Stop and Review questions (Assessment 1), and the fill in the blank questions that correspond to the required reading, on the unit Moodle website.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students suggested including more specific detail within the marking rubric for the concept map (Assessment 2).
Recommendation
Revise the marking rubric for the concept map (Assessment 2), to include more specific detail of what is expected for each marking component.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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