Level 4+5 Accredited Diploma in Psychology Studies

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Introduction

Subject code: L5PS

Psychology is a functional area of study that is relevant to many aspects of both business and individual life and can be developed into a career or applied to a student’s current career path. This course has been developed to cover key viewpoints within psychology and incudes units designed for practical application as well as theoretical units. Upon completion of the course students will have a well-rounded knowledge of psychology, which can be used for practical application or for further study at degree level.

 

Syllabus and Unit Specification:

Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in Psychology Studies

Level H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

The first unit of this Level 5 Diploma in Psychology Studies course explains how to set up an ePortfolio which students will use during the lifetime of the course for storage of all their files including coursework, self-assessment activities, independent research notes and reflective journals. The ePortfolio may be requested from time to time by tutors and moderators. Students will be asked at various points in the course to upload files for this purpose. The ePortfolio will not only provide students with a structured system of unique information but once completed can be used as a resource for continuing professional development (CPD), and a body of revision for future studies.

Independent research is fundamental to level H5 study and also equips students with confidence to source and evaluate information relevant to the core course topics.

In this first unit students are presented with tools and strategies with which to begin to undertake independent research and integrate this into coursework activities, for example suggesting ways to read research articles and assimilate types of information from these.

The development of knowledge and understanding through writing skills is important for communicating ideas and arguments to tutors and other readers of written work. Therefore this unit reviews writing skills, and incorporates reflective writing into both the course and coursework activities. Reflective writing is a way that individuals can review their own approaches to learning and communication; and it also promotes pro-active implementation of skills enhancement through tutor feedback and self-assessment

Unit 2: Putting Psychology into Perspective

Level H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

Psychology is a relatively new discipline, with the first modern scientific psychological laboratory established in 1878. However, despite such recent beginnings psychology has developed many different branches, and few workers in the field would describe themselves simply as a ‘psychologist’, but would link themselves with a particular branch. This list is constantly evolving as new specialisms and theories are developed.

Unit 3: Humanist psychology

Level: H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

The different psychological approaches are underpinned by theories, traditions and science. This unit explores the origins, principles and practice of humanist psychology and briefly alludes to biological, evolutionary and scientific approaches.

To achieve this unit a learner must:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the humanist approach in psychology
2. Explain the theories and concepts thehumanist psychology
3. Be able to relate the principles of humanist approach in psychology to applications and contexts
4. Be able to define other approaches in psychology

Unit content

1. The humanist approach in psychology
The emergences and values of humanist psychology as an alternative to psychoanalytical and behaviourist approaches
Significance of the self and self-image related to behaviour and associated psychological application

2. Theories and concepts
Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs
Rogerian theory
Erikson
Levinson

3. Applications
The development and underpinning of person-centred approaches and their development
Understanding the relationship between childhood experiences and adult behaviour through the observer and observed perspectives
Holism within psychologist approach
Identity and self-fulfillment as significant factors in behaviour

4. Define other approaches in psychology
Scientific
Biological
Evolutionary

 

Unit 4: Research methods and techniques in psychology

Level H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

Particular research methods and techniques are chosen according to what type of data is needed and the circumstances in which the data is to be gathered. Data can either be quantitative or qualitative. Quantitative data have a numerical basis (e.g. the number of times a behaviour is observed, exam results and age groups).

 

Qualitative data are non-numerical (e.g. verbal reports of how people feel about an issue). Each of these types of data has advantages and disadvantages , which will be evaluated and discussed in detail within this unit

Unit 5: Roles within psychology

Level H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

This unit looks at different roles within the field of psychology and also discusses therapies within different disciplines of the field. The following list is some of the areas covered:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment based psychotherapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytical therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic integrative psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy

Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology for psychology

Level H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

It is appropriate to introduce some basic anatomy and physiology relevant to the central nervous system, brain regions and relevant processes which may be impaired or affected during psychological episodes. The unit provides a brief outline of the aforementioned body system and should help students to relate various aspects of the material that is presented in the following units.

environmental changes in, and out on the body. Together with the endocrine system, the CNS works to maintain a stable internal environment ( homeostasis). Components of the CNS are: brain, spinal cord, nerves and the sense organs. Together they provide the most efficient means of communication within body systems, and also between the body and the outside world.

Unit 7: Introduction to psychopathology

Level H1

Learning Hours: 150

Unit content

All modern classifications of psychological abnormalities stem from the work of Kraepelin. He published a textbook of psychiatry in 1883 which suggested that certain symptoms occurred simultaneously and therefore suggested syndromes, which had underlying physical causes. This meant that for the first time psychological conditions could be recognised and diagnosed in a similar way to biological (medical) conditions.

Kraepelin also suggested that each condition was completely separate, having its own aetiology.

The two major groups he proposed were:

Dementia praecox – or schizophrenia as we now call it. This he said was caused by a chemical imbalance

Unit 8: Organisational psychology

Level H1

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

There are many different personality theories that attempt to account for individual behaviour and the market for this is growing rapidly. There have long been attempts by psychologists to describe how genetics, biology, learning, culture, family patterns, environmental patterns, peers, friends, sub-cultures, cultures, unconscious motivation, chance and measurement errors are all possible contributory factors to personality profiles. It is beyond the scope of this unit to explain how all of these work, but it is important when examining Organisational Psychology to look at trait theory.

Unit 9: Cognition and development

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

Cognition is the process of knowing, in other words, knowing something about an object, person or event in terms of structure, form or purpose. Cognition also can be described as the perception of the object, person or event. For example the recognition of another person by knowing certain characteristics about them from previous encounters and memories that are laid down.

Unit 10: Aggression, aggressive behaviour and underpinning abnormal psychology

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

In modern society, aggression might be viewed as an immature or uncivilized response to frustration, threat, violation, or loss. Conversely, keeping calm, coolheaded, or turning the other cheek is considered more socially acceptable but results in internalization of the stressor.

Unit 11: More factors affecting behaviour

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

There are two definitive schools of thought on development and inheritance. The nature school of thought believes that the contribution of genetic predetermination and innate knowledge gives rise to all the inherited characteristics and qualities of development. This is also known as biological determinism. The nurture school of thought believes that effects and influences of the environment; that is social status, upbringing and other external factors are primarily responsible for development. In other words developmental changes result from external environmental forces. This debate is long standing and ongoing. The unit explores this debate and looks at specific influencing factors which shape behaviour, such as:

  • Gender schema and gender roles
  • Sexual differentiation
  • Eating behaviour and self-perception
  • Biological and psychological models

Unit 12: The psychology of addictive behaviour

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

This ambiguity of definitions can cause problems in both social and politically related issues, for example: reforming groups, class tensions and divisions, the categorization and labelling of individuals, viewed as an illness or an evil within the self.

Unit 13: Anomalistic behaviour

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

Anomalistic psychology is the study of extraordinary phenomena of behaviour and experience. This can include the paranormal but is not limited to this. The ‘purpose’ is to understand strange experiences that people have without first assuming that it does relate to the paranormal. The concepts relate to understanding and attempting to explain paranormal, related beliefs and experiences in terms of the known psychological and physical factors.

This unit explores a range of examples such as

  • Extra sensory perception
  • Psychokinesis
  • Apparitional phenomena
  • Exceptional Experiences

Unit 14: Specialist psychology applications: Neurolinguistic programming

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

Neurolinguistic programming ( NLP) is a set of techniques and beliefs that practitioners primarily use as an approach to personal development . It is based on the idea that mind, body and language interact to create an individual’s perception of the world; therefore these can be changed by adoption and application of the NLP techniques.

 

Unit 15: Specialist psychology applications: Coaching

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

 

 

Unit 16: Specialist psychology applications: Counselling

Level H2

Learning hours: 150

Unit content

 

This final unit of this Psychology Studies course will also discuss different counselling approaches, assessment and feedback criteria, as well as situation-specific approaches.

Entry Requirements

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before the Level 5 qualification.

Please note that you can enrol on this course anytime.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours per unit

Assessment Method

16 tutor marked assessments

Award

CIE Level 5 Accredited Diploma in Level 4+5 Accredited Diploma in Psychology Studies

You will receive a certificate from CIE. These fees are included in the course fee.

The course can be enrolled on by students internationally.

There are no deadlines for enrolments.

What’s Included?

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Higher National Diploma.

Full support is provided by a personal tutor via the online system for the entire duration of the course (2 years).

All coursework marking and moderating.

Examination board certification upon completion.

 

Additional information

Available Options:

Online, PDF (+£25.00), Paper (+£75.00), Paper & PDF (+£100.00)

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