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Advanced Diploma in Applied Psychology

The Advanced Diploma in Applied Psychology programme is aimed at offering students further studies in Applied Psychology built upon the foundation provided at the Diploma level in Applied Psychology. It is designed to prepare and develop students academically and socially for successful higher academic studies within the discipline of psychology. Students academic abilities will be moulded to the standard expected of a psychology graduate. Successful completion will qualify students for advanced standing in Cardiff Met. psychology degree programme.

Programme Objective

Graduates will demonstrate an in depth understanding of the scope and focus of the major fields in Applied Psychology.

A student demonstration of high levels of proficiency in advanced research and specific methodology including research planning and implementation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research results, and the presentation and communication of research findings.

Sound awareness of a wide range of research methods and the ethical and social responsibilities of a psychologist.
An ability to enhance wellbeing of clients by applying the professional skills in assessment, counseling, evaluation and intervention with a high degree of proficiency

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 54 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Progression Pathway
* Advanced Diploma in Applied Psychology
* Progression to Bachelor Degree is subject to articulation arrangement / mapping
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
Intakes
January / April / July / October
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
Assessment
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.
Modules
  • 1. Cognitive Psychology
    • This module will provide the students with a thorough understanding of mental processes. Theories and current researches of cognitive science will be presented to the students for their deeper understanding of human behaviour and future application to research and experimentations.
  • 2. Contemporary Issues in Psychology
    • This module keeps the students up to date with the current developments of applied psychology. Topics include the diverse fields of child and family development, the psychology of well-being, addiction behaviours, and the various emerging fields of psychology in our time.
  • 3. Developmental Psychology 2
    • The module will take on specific theories to supplement the subjects taken from developmental psychology. Developmental Psychology 2 moves on from the life-span perspective. Each developmental aspect will be taken separately and with more depth. This module focuses more on topics that are relevant to today’s trends in developmental sciences such as child development and the development of special conditions. The students will also learn to apply classic and contemporary developmental theories to explain current issues such as juvenile delinquency and modern family systems.
  • 4. Personality and Individual difference
    • This module is designed to cover the main theoretical approaches to the study of individual differences and to critically examine research findings in this area. The focus of the course is on developing an integrated picture of the whole person through understanding of the major facets of personality and how these work together to shape behaviour. Students will also explore the extent to which personality is the outcome of uniquely personal inner dynamics, the extent to which individuals reflect family, social, cultural and technological influences.
  • 5. Research and Statistics
    • This module is designed to cover the methods of research used to answer psychological questions. It will explore the different research techniques and utilise statistical tools to familiarize oneself with data analysis and the issues that affect decision making in research. The aim of this module is to provide a foundation for understanding the process of psychological inquiry and to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to critically evaluate studies in the psychological literature. Specific emphasis will be placed on interpreting and designing the different models of research in psychology.
  • 6. Social Psychology 2
    • This module provides the students with a more in-depth approach to the theories of social psychology. Each subject in the module is designed to challenge the participants’ critical thinking by inviting them to apply the basic theories of social psychology to real life social situations discussed in class. Adding on to earlier lectures of social psychology, social psychology 2 adds more theories and utilises more application and research.
  • 7. Volunteering and Community Service
    • The module introduces students to the actual practice of psychology in the field. Students will be sent out for actual field training, to learn how psychological theories and concepts are applied in real-life community settings. In volunteering and community work, the students will have an opportunity to review and apply all the relevant theories that they have learnt throughout the course.
  • 8. Cognitive Neuroscience
    • This module provides a deeper understanding of the fusion of neuroscience and the cognitive processes. In this module, the students will gain further knowledge in neuroscience; identify the different parts and functions of the nervous system and to apply this knowledge in accounting for cognition and behaviour. A comparative approach between animal and human cognition will be made to further enhance each participant’s understanding of the importance and the functions of cognitive neuroscience. The students will learn how to apply the neuro-cognitive perspective in understanding and explaining clinical disorders.
 

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