Psychology of Adolescence

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

After completion of Swinburne University’s online Psychology of Adolescence unit, students will have an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting teenaged mental and physical development.

Studying this unit, you will learn how to critically evaluate in-depth research based on the most relevant and up-to-date literature currently available on adolescent development. You will also be able to demonstrate a high-level understanding of adolescent psychology and the often difficult issues that may affect behaviour during these critical years of change.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must have completed the following course prerequisites:

  • Psychology 100
  • Psychology 101
  • Foundations of Statistics

Please note: If you have successfully completed Psychology of Adolescence, you are not eligible to enrol in this unit, as it is considered academically equivalent.

Areas of study

In Psychology of Adolescence, study topics include:

  • The nature of development
  • History and science
  • Theory and research
  • Biological bases: puberty
  • Cognitive development
  • Identity, personality and emotions
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Moral development
  • Families and peers
  • Schools, achievement, work and career
  • Culture
  • Health
  • Stress and coping
  • Adolescent problems and disorders

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement for students seeking further study in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology

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?

Completion of Psychology of Adolescence is the next step in pursuing either a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies or a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology). The study of human behaviour also opens pathways to further study and career opportunities in psychology, statistics, sociology, human resources management, Indigenous studies, marketing and criminology.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Psychology of Adolescence 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 may be 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 a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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).

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