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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Barry Richardson


This unit serves as both an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research. The chosen topics of study will include issues of professional concern such as ethical issues in research and practice, and methodology and statistical techniques appropriate to evaluate various therapeutic interventions and experimental manipulations.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. identify ethical issues in professional practice and research;

  1. address said issues in an appropriate manner;

  1. apply appropriate statistical techniques to analyse data collected pre and post intervention;

  1. interpret statistical analyses undertaken to evaluate the effects of therapeutic intervention;

  1. present verbal and written reports that effectively communicate relevant information


Two problem sets (2500 words each) 40%
One group presentation (1500 words): 20%
One research report (2500): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Mark Symmons

Contact hours

One two-hour seminar per week


Undergraduate degree with Psychological Studies, Psychology or related major