Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Penelope Hasking


This unit will introduce students to the most recent advances in psychological research. Each week students will be exposed to a different area of psychology, mental health or neuroscience through dedicated lectures presented by leading researchers in the School.
In addition, students will visit an active research centre to observe this research being put into practice.
Students will further their own research skills by learning to think critically and conducting a critical literature review.


  1. Developed a deeper appreciation of advances in a broad range of research areas across psychology, mental health and neuroscience.
  2. Demonstrated the ability to think critically, and to conduct a thorough review of a specific area of research
  3. Gained exposure to an active research centre and an understanding of the research-clinical nexus.


Literature search strategy: Hurdle requirement
Article summaries: 30%
Literature review: 40%
Site visit report: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week and one 2-hour workshop/tutorial per fortnight


Enrolment in Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) plus successful completion of PSY2031, PSY2042, and PSY2051

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