Graduate Diploma of 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:
PSYC2011
Brain and Behaviour
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002.
N PSYC2911, PSYC2111
Semester 1
PSYC2911
Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P A distinction average in PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2111, PSYC2011
Semester 1
PSYC2012
Statistics & Research Methods for Psych
6    A Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level
P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2112
Semester 1
PSYC2013
Cognitive and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002.
N PSYC2113
Semester 2
PSYC2014
Personality and Intelligence 1
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2114
Semester 2
Senior Units
Students must complete 24 credit points from the following:
NB: 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 or PSYC2112) plus at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.
N PSYC3201
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112
P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 or PSYC2114.
N PSYC3209
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognition, Language and Thought
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112
P (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology unit from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 or PSYC2114.
N PSYC3205
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    A PSYC2012
P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014, PSYC2114 or ANAT2010
N PSYC3210
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    A PSYC2113 or PSYC2013
P Either ((PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112), (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113), (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114)) OR ((PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 or PSYC2013) and ANAT2010 and PCOL2011)
N PSYC3215, PSYC3204, PSYC3914
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    A PSYC2113 or PSYC2013
P Distinction or above across (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111)
N PSYC3215, PSYC3014, PSYC3204
Semester 2
PSYC3015
Personality and Intelligence 2
6    A (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112); (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113)
P (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114) and (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2112 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2113)
Semester 1
PSYC3016
Developmental Psychology
6    P PSYC2013 or PSYC2113 and at least one other Intermediate Psychology unit from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.
N PSYC3206
Semester 2
PSYC3017
Social Psychology
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112.
P PSYC2013 or PSYC2113 and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.
N PSYC3212
Semester 1
PSYC3018
Abnormal Psychology
6    A (PSYC2012 or PSYC2112) and (PSYC2014 or PSYC2114)
P At least two intermediate Psychology units of study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114
N PSYC3203
Semester 1
PSYC3020
Applications of Psychological Science
6    P 12 credit points of junior psychology and 12 credit points in Intermediate Psychology
N PSYC3019
Semester 2
HPSC3023
Psychology & Psychiatry: History & Phil
6    A Basic knowledge about the history of modern science as taught in HPSC2100 AND the principles of philosophy of science as taught in HPSC2101 OR knowledge of the various sub-disciplines within Psychology.
P (at least 12 credit points of intermediate HPSC Units of study) OR (a CR or above in one HPSC intermediate Unit of Study) OR (12 intermediate credit points in psychology).
N PSYC3202
Semester 1