Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Intermediate Units
Students must complete 24 credit points from the following:
PSYC2010
Brain and Behaviour
6    N PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2910
Semester 1
PSYC2910
Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    N PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2010
Semester 1
PSYC2012
Statistics and Research Methods for Psych
6    A Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level
P PSYC1001 OR PSYC1002
Semester 1
PSYC2013
Cognitive and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
Semester 2
PSYC2014
Personality and Psychology Assessment 1
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
Semester 2
NB: PSYC2010/2910 replaced PSYC2011/2911 from 2017.
Senior Units
Students must complete 24 credit points from the following:
NB: For students who have not completed PSYC2010/2910 at the intermediate level, these 24 credit points must include PSYC3018. Students who want to be eligible for entry to the Honours program must also include PSYC3010.
NB: For those intending to take the theoretical thesis option in Psychology Honours: HPSC3023 is needed as a prerequisite.
PSYC3010
Advanced Statistics for Psychology
6    P PSYC2012 plus at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2010, PSYC2910, PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2013, PSYC2014
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2910) and PSYC2012
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognition, Language and Thought
6    P PSYC2012 and PSYC2013
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and PSYC2012
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    P [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3914
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    P [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3014
Semester 2
PSYC3015
Personality and Psychology Assessment 2
6    P PSYC2012 and PSYC2014
Semester 1
PSYC3016
Developmental Psychology
6    P PSYC2012 and PSYC2013
Semester 2
PSYC3017
Social Psychology
6    P PSYC2013
Semester 1
PSYC3018
Abnormal Psychology
6    P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and PSYC2014
Semester 1
PSYC3020
Applied Psychology
6    P 12 credit points of junior psychology and 12 credit points in Intermediate Psychology
N PSYC3019
Semester 2
HPSC3023
Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil
6    A HPSC2100 and HPSC2101
P (12 credit points of Intermediate HPSC units) OR (Credit or greater in an HPSC Intermediate unit) OR (12 Intermediate credit points in Psychology units)
Semester 1