Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)

RMIT University

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Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour.

RMIT specialises in clinical psychology, based on a cognitive-behavioural approach. All degrees are accredited by Australian Psychological Society.

RMIT’s psychology program applies research to actual situations to resolve real human problems.

Your studies will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation and stress.

Psychology studies include the principles of personality, psychopathology and social psychology as well as biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods in psychology and social psychology.

You can also undertake elective studies in nutrition, information technology, applied psychology, health statistics, computer science and any electives available across the university.

As a psychology student you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The program is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.

Psychologists study the processes around how people think and feel. They work closely with patients to understand their mental state and how this is impacting on their behaviours.

Psychologists conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.

As a graduate of the psychology program, you can work in areas such as organisational management, health, sport, cross-cultural studies, counselling, HR, working...

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To register as a psychologist, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (...

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