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

Successful completion of the program will enable Diploma graduates to:
• demonstrate a in depth understanding of the scope and focus of the major fields in Applied Psychology
• demonstrate 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
• demonstrate awareness of a wide range of research methods and the ethical and social responsibilities of a psychologist.
• enhance the psychological wellbeing of clients by applying the professional skills in assessment, counselling, 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 each. 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 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Delivery Schedule

 Q1 2019 

 Q2 2019 

 Q3 2019 

 Q4 2019 

AS 2025 Developmental Psychology 2

AS 2055 Research and Statistics Project

AS 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience

AS 2025 Developmental Psychology 2

AS 2075 Social Psychology 2

AS 2095 Volunteering and Community Service

AS 2045 Personality and Individuals Differences

AS 2075 Social Psychology 2

AS 2085 Contemporary Issues in Psychology

 

AS 2065 Cognitive Psychology

AS 2085 Contemporary Issues in Psychology

* Progression to Bachelor Degree is subject to articulation arrangement / mapping

Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths

Intakes
Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30

Academic Requirement:
Relevant EASB Diploma
or
Polytechnic Diploma
or
LCCI Diploma Level 4
or
Equivalent academic qualification from a recognized higher learning institution

AND

English Proficiency Requirement:
Minimum EASB ETEDP Level 2 / IELTS 5.5 / GCE O-Level C6

(For mature students who do not meet the above minimum academic entry requirements but have prior learning or work experience in the relevant fields, please contact EASB for consultation.)

 

Application Procedure
You may apply to EASB either by visiting EASB Balestier Campus
or
mail your application to East Asia Institute of Managment,  9 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329975
Course Fee
  International students
  Full-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 11,800
  Examination Fees
S$ 1,400
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 450
  Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000
  Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 15,250
  Singaporean / PR
  Full-Time Part-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 7,600
Tuition Fees
S$ 7,600
  Examination Fees
S$ 800
Examination Fees
S$ 800
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
  Administrative Fee
S$ 800
Administrative Fee
S$ 800
  Study Material
S$ 600
Study Material
S$ 600
  TOTAL
S$ 9,950
TOTAL
S$ 9,950
  Medical Insurance Waived
  FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge Waived
  Other miscelleneous fees may apply ( Please click here  for more information)
 Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable. All prices are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 7%. All prices are effective for intakes from August 2014. Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved.
 
Counseling Psychology

This module is designed to introduce the student to the theory and issues involved in counselling. Various models of counselling and behaviour change that constitute the field of counselling psychology will be examined along with an introduction to the major theories and their related techniques and interventions. There will be emphasis on the theoretical orientations such as the 4 paradigms of therapeutic psychology, namely behavioural, cognitive, cognitive behavioural and humanistic.

Developmental Psychology I

This module is designed to provide students with an overall perspective of the life-span developmental perspective which is an important component of the discipline of psychology and provides a background understanding of human functioning which must be considered by researchers and practitioners working in all areas of the discipline.

Foundations of Psychology

This module is designed to provide students with an overall perspective of the scope, nature, and methods involved in psychological research. The major concepts examined in this course include memory and learning strategies, research methods in psychology, the biological basis of behaviour, motivation and emotion, sensation and perception, learning through classical and operant conditioning, intelligence, thought and language, and consciousness. Basic aspects of research design will be covered.

Psychology in Everyday Life

This module introduces students to an overall perspective, psychology as applied to modern life. The module enables students to relate what they are learning to issues that they encounter in their everyday life, such as stressm health, work, personal relationships, communication, and self-esteem. This course also helps students understand behavioural traits and personality, and how it sharps our perspective on such areas as sexuality, social pressure, mental health and prejudice.

Research Methods

This module is designed to cover the methods of research used to answer psychological questions. It will explore the techniques and utilise SPSS to engage students to explore basic approaches to research design and data analysis, and issues that affect decision making in research. The aim of this module are 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 on interpretation and design of research in psychology.

Social Psychology

This module introduces students to the scientific study of social behaviour, and to the process of empirical research and report writing as an essential skill for applied psychology. Social behaviour is introduced as the study of social processes at a number of levels from the individual level through to more broadly based social phenomena. Some of the major concepts and areas of social psychology are introduced (e.g., social research methods, socialisation, self-esteem, altruism, aggression, attitudes, communication, interpersonal relationships, family issues, prejudice, group processes, cultural considerations, leadership and social influence).

Statistics

This module introduces the methods and statistics used to develop knowledge in the field of psychology. Topics covered include operationalising theoretical constructs, internal and external validity, sampling and assignment, and an introduction to survey and experimental methods. Data analysis techniques include measures of central tendency, chi-square tests, t-tests, one-way ANOVA, correlation and regression as they pertain to psychological research. Planned and post-hoc comparisons in an ANOVA context are also explored. The concepts of statistical inference, decision making, and potential sources of error are also covered. The computer statistical package, SPSS, is used to develop practical analysis skills and enhance conceptual understanding. Reliable access to a suitable computer and internet access is required as per faculty of science requirements.

Brain & Cognition

This module is an introduction to the concepts of biological psychology. Students will gain a basic understanding of how brain structure relates to brain function and behaviour. Topics covered include brain structure, neuronal communication, drugs and hormonal influences on the brain, visual sensation and perception, sleep and waking states, brain lateralization, language and psychological disorders.