Diploma in Applied Psychology (Full Time)

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management


Course introduction

Introduction


PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

  • Students will demonstrate a sound foundational understanding of the score and focus of the major fields in Applied Psychology.
  • Demonstration of high levels of proficiency in research and specific methodology including research planning and implementation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research results, and the presentation and communication of research findings.
  • Demonstration of awareness of a wide range of research methods and the ethical and social responsibilities of a psychologist.
  • Enhance the psychological well being of clients by applying the professional skills in assessment, counseling, evaluation and intervention with a high degree of proficiency

MODULES SYNOPSIS

Social Psychology I

This course 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 in Psychology

This course 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 Sciences requirements.

Brain & Cognition

This course 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.

Developmental Psychology I

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

Research Methods in Psychology

This course 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 aims in this unit 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.

Counseling Psychology

This course 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, and Cognitive Behavioural and Humanistic.
 
 MODE & DURATION

Full-time: 9 months
Part-time: 12 months  

INTAKES
 
January / April / July / October
 
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.

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 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 2-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.
   

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 

Singaporean / PR
  •      2 GCE ‘A’ level with a pass in General Paper;      or
  •      5 GCE ‘O’ level with a pass in English;      or
  •      EASBTM Foundation Programme;     and
  •      All applicants must be at least 16 years of age at time of application

International Students
  •      High School Certificate or equivalent     or
  •      EASB Foundation Programme     and
  •      Proficiency in English Language
  •      (Minimum EASB ETEDP Level 1 / IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL 475)     and
  •      All applicant must be at least 16 years of age at time of application
 

 
 
 
 



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