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Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology

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Program Code 12270
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
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Mode of delivery Online through WebLearn GradSchool.com

Description

The Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology is an exclusively online degree designed for professionals looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective. This degree focuses on people, personalities and relationships for effective business performance within the health and corporate sectors.

The content of this degree focuses on applied psychology with specialised courses for the corporate business and health sectors. Students will gain an understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships for performance outcomes.

The degree is offered online to provide a flexible and supportive study environment and is also open to students from a non-psychology background. Those who have studied Psychology courses or a Psychology degree may be eligible for advanced standing.

Why study with us?

Our degree provides a postgraduate qualification for professionals interested in understanding of people, personalities, motivation and effective workplace relationships to advance their career prospects in management and is also open to students with or without a psychology background.

For health professionals, our Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology provides further knowledge of applied psychology to enable you to build effective and positive relationships with clients and patients. You’ll gain some experience in a business environment, an insight to community mental health, suicide prevention and skills to potentially enhance your management career in the health sector.

For corporate professionals, our Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology gives you the specialised skills to become a more effective player in the business management field through the understanding of human behaviour. You’ll gain experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people, difficult situations and how to become an influential person within the business world in order to achieve results.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed to enhance the career prospects of persons in range of occupations, and may be particularly appealing to psychology graduates who wish to work in psychology but do not wish to seek formal registration.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a completed 3 year AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree.

Assumed Knowledge

Minimum of a completed 3 year AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

Students who are entering the program on the basis of the following programs may receive advanced standing as detailed below:

  • Admission on the basis of an AQF Level 7, 3 year Bachelor degree with at least a minor (minimum equivalent of 40 units) of studies in Psychology - 40 units of advanced standing in PSYC6000, PSYC6050 and 20 units of directed courses.

  • Admission on the basis of an AQF Level 8, 4 year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate area - 40 units of advanced standing in 40 units of directed courses.

  • Admission on the basis of an AQF Level 8, 4 year Bachelor degree in Psychology - 80 units of advanced standing in PSYC6000, PSYC6050 and 60 units of directed courses.

Honours

N/A

Professional Accreditation

Not recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a professional qualification for psychology.

International Students

International students can only study this program online and must comply with the University’s English Language proficiency requirements.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.

Recommended Studies

Minimum of a completed 3 year AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree.

Requirements and Structure

Program requirements and the volume of learning is dependent on the student’s prior academic qualifications.

To complete the MAppH&B Psych:

- Entry with a 3 year bachelor degree (AQF 7) in a discipline other than psychology: Volume of learning is 160 units – 20 units core foundation courses; 60 units of core advanced psychology courses; 80 units directed courses; or
- Entry with 4 year bachelor degree (AQF 8) in a discipline other than Psychology: Volume of learning is 120 units – 20 units core foundation courses; 60 units of core advanced psychology courses; 40 units directed courses; or
- Entry with a 3 year bachelor degree (AQF 7) with at least a minor in psychology (40 units of psychology courses): Volume of learning is 120 units, consisting of 60 units of core advanced psychology courses; and 60 units of directed courses; or
- Entry with a 4 year bachelor degree in psychology (AQF 8), or honours degree in psychology (AQF 8), or a graduate diploma in psychology (AQF 8): Volume of learning is 80 units comprising 60 units of core advanced psychology courses and 20 units of directed courses.

Psychology courses are offered on a semester basis, and most of the directed courses are offered on a trimester basis.  Therefore, students will study courses in overlapping study terms.  Students are strongly encouraged to peruse the University academic dates at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/dates/academic/trimester/ when planning their enrolment load.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
PSYC6000 Foundations of Applied Psychology 1 Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6050 Foundations of Applied Psychology 2 Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6110 Psychology Skills in the Workplace Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6120 Organisational Interventions Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6130 Influencing People in Organisations Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6210 Interviewing and Assessment Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6230 Community Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Not currently offered 10 units
PSYC6250 Health Communications Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 80 units from the following Directed Courses.
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6003 Globalisation Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource Development Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Not currently offered 10 units
HPRO6900 Health Program Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6130 Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6295 Managing Challenging Behaviours: Psychological Solutions Not currently offered 10 units