Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
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type Undergraduate
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Name Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
Label Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
Title Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
title Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
Award level Undergraduate
Level Undergraduate
Min award points 240
Alternative Psychology
Resource You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
support The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues. Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
abstract Explore different areas of psychology and how psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and build a solid foundation for further study.
Outcome <div><p>This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:</p><ul><li>Knowledge and understanding</li><li>Cognitive skills</li><li>Practical and professional skills</li><li>Key skills</li></ul><p>The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment ? which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.</p></div>
description <div><p>This diploma provides an accessible and engaging introduction to studying psychology. You'll learn about core areas of psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You'll explore a range of research methods used by psychologists and conduct psychological research of your own, writing up the associated research reports as part of your assignments. You'll see how psychologists use evidence to contribute to debates on ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health and relationships; and choose options to suit your particular interests.</p></div>

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