Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Psychology

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course aims to introduce the student to some of the areas of specialisation within psychology. These include biopsychology, health psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology and psychotherapy, social psychology, learning, research methods and other topics within the discipline of psychology. This introduction to psychology is achieved through lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings, tests, and research practical exercises.

DP requirements:Satisfactory completion of all assignments by due date, attend at least 80% of tutorials, complete all class tests. In addition, completion of 90 minutes in the Student Research Participation Programme (SRPP) or equivalent.

Assessment: Coursework (term assignments and tests) counts 50%; one two-hour examination in June counts 50%. Students are expected to complete the June examination as well as all coursework before being awarded a pass in this class.

NOTE: Credit will not be given for both PSY1004F and PSY1006F.

*Course content subject to change