Six-week psychology single units

Develop your knowledge of human behaviour

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100% online psychology single units

Give your career an edge with a six-week psychology single unit. In these 100% online units, you’ll explore the way people think and behave in detail. The units delve into areas such as psychology in the workplace, personality and social psychology, psychological science, and research and testing.

Why Monash Online single units?

  • Fast – Gain new skills or knowledge in six weeks
  • Quality – Study postgraduate content from our Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced
  • Experience – An ideal way to decide if postgraduate study is right for you
  • Flexible – Offered 100% online
  • Credit-bearing – May be used as credit for those that meet the entry requirements for a full qualification
  • Supported – By academic staff with industry links and your own dedicated Student Success Advisor

Ideal for:
  • Picking up specific psychology skills or knowledge to apply to your current job.
  • Discovering whether psychology is the right career path for you.
  • Pursuing your passion for psychology by learning from one of Australia’s leading universities.
Do a postgraduate course if:
  • You want to qualify as a psychologist.
  • You want to gain specialist, in-depth knowledge from the entire psychology discipline.
  • You want to open a pathway into a Masters qualification in psychology.

PSY4111 Psychology 1A: Foundations in psychology theory

This introductory unit covers personality and the biology of learning and development. A background of the discipline’s origins and theories of learning and development are also included. You’ll engage in online activities that provide training in research techniques.

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PSY4405 Ethical and professional issues in psychology

This unit focuses on the ethical, legal and professional issues that practising psychologists face. You’ll discuss issues such as legislation, professional organisations, codes of professional conduct, conflicts of interest, providing psychological services to children and multicultural clients, managing suicidal clients, reporting child abuse, and providing online services.

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Research and testing

Learn how to ethically and accurately research and test psychological concepts. These units introduce you to various methods, theories, and ways of designing and analysing research.

Personality and social psychology

Enrich your professional approach to social psychology or pursue your passion for understanding personality with these single units. Units in this area enable you to explore the foundations of psychology theory and unpack some of the deeper concepts around personality development, psychological abnormalities, and testing practices.

Psychological science

If you want to learn more about the intricacies of human psychology, these units are perfect for you. They cover topics such as biological psychology, perception and cognition, neuroscience, and brain-behaviours interactions.

Psychology in the workplace

A deeper understanding of psychology could make you a more effective manager or team member, enabling you to interpret and respond appropriately to a variety of situations and colleagues.