Psychology 100

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Learn the fundamental elements of psychology so that you can begin on a path towards social science and behavioural studies courses.

The Psychology 100 unit provides an appreciation for the way the mind works, and an understanding of the science behind it, giving you an insight that you can take into future interactions with others.

The unit covers the science and ethics involved before drilling down into the areas of sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory and language.

With a solid grounding in these concepts behind you, you will find immediate relevance to your analytical, problem-solving and communications capabilities.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with RMIT University, this unit is a core requirement of RMIT’s Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) and the Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) courses.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit or its equivalent:

  • Introduction to Psychology 1

You must either have successfully completed the following unit before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

Areas of study

In this Psychology 100 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Psychology as a science
  • Ethics in research
  • Biological foundations of behaviour
  • Sensation
  • Perception
  • Consciousness
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Language

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit of study is part of the social science pathway and also meets the core requirements for the Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) and Bachelor of Behavioural Studies courses at Swinburne University.

Completion of this unit of study will help you to develop your:

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Psychology 100 from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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