Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (E-Learning)

Overview

The aim of the BEC Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (E-Learning) is to provide learners with an understanding of the main cognitive functions such as perception, executive functions, language, attention and their role in psychology. Learners will develop practical skills for a career in psychology.

Successful completion of the BEC Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (E-Learning) provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

Objective

The overall learning outcomes of the qualification are for learners to study the aetiology of mental health problems, as well as assessment and diagnosis. The qualification takes an explicitly critical approach to diagnosis of mental health problems, by considering not only the biological risk factors, but giving more attention to the psychological and sociocultural risk factors. Learners will:

Develop an understanding of the most used statistical techniques used in psychological research. Practical problems around statistical procedures are delivered in computer practical sessions. These will involve real-world research questions being presented to students. Example data sets will be provided and analysed.

Understand the research process, research techniques, research ethics and scientific writing skills will be covered in “Issues in Scientific Research”, and it is designed to help introduce students to the theoretical and practical complexities of the research process.

Know the neuropsychological aspects of emotion and behaviour in healthy and clinical populations.

Course Information

Course Structure

The course consists of the following 6 modules:

Unit 1 – Mental Well-Being and Psychoanalytic
Unit 2 – Investigative Psychology
Unit 3 – Cognition and Biological System Psychology
Unit 4 – Psychology of Counselling
Unit 5 – Human Development and Psychology of Social & Cultural Domain
Unit 6 – Psychology of Interpersonalities

Unit 1: Mental Well-Being and Psychoanalytic


The aim of this unit is to help learners understand psychoanalytic therapy and its procedure, to examine counselling interventions and to know when to start and terminate a procedure.

Learning Outcomes:
a.LO1-Understand the complex history of the development of psychodynamic approach as a theory and therapy..
b.LO2-Understand counselling interventions based on psychoanalytic theory.
c.LO3-Understand psychoanalysis with an emphasis on the psychoanalytic techniques used in therapy.

Unit 2: Investigative Psychology


The aim of this unit is to promote and study of a psychology that is committed to addressing the pressing social issues of current time and to provide a critique of mainstream psychology that grants psychologists an opportunity to think critically and creatively about how best to serve a wide range of individuals and communities

Learning Outcomes:
a.LO1-Be able to conduct qualitative enquiry of stereotype threat, racial socialization, LG BTQ psychology and connect it to mental health.
b.LO2-Understand the critical theory, discourse of postmodernism and application of hermeneutics.
LO3-Be able to practise critical psychology and apply the methods of liberation.

Unit 3: Cognition and Biological System Psychology

The aim of this unit is to explore the practical implications of cognitive processes in human performance and to facilitate the learning of traditional and emergent fields of applied cognitive psychology. It also covers understanding brain-behaviour relationship in day-to-day life and the neuropsychological relation to different psychological disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
a.LO1-Understand neuropsychology and the different brain regions responsible for psychological attributes.
b.LO2-Understand of cognitive psychology, its approach and key issues.
c.LO3-Understand theoretical approaches and improve sensation and attention.
LO4-Understand the concept of memory from biological and cognitive perspective.

Unit 4: Psychology of Counselling

The aim of this unit is on the understanding on the most important contribution of psychological knowledge is that to help people adapt to life, so that people can find their own direction in the changing life, not only to resolve the crisis, but also to create happiness. This module takes “adaptation” as the core, and strives to comprehensively learn all kinds of psychological knowledge related to “adaptation”, from the concept of psychological “adaptation”, personality theory, stress and coping, to social influence at the interpersonal level, interpersonal communication, friendship and love, gender issues, career and work in the course of life development, and finally learn the relevant knowledge of mental illness.

Throughout the module is to learn to care for each person’s life situation, to respond to the challenges of adaptation in each daily life.


Learning Outcomes
a.LO1- Understand the key methodological issues and theorizing in counselling
b.LO2- Understand the main theoretical views in cognition and development.
c.LO3-Understand the concept of psychological “adaptation”, personality theory, stress and coping, to social influence.
d.LO4- Understand and learn the relevant knowledge of mental illness.

Unit 5: Human Development and Psychology of Social & Cultural Domain


The aim of this unit is to understand how a society influences the development of humans and to assess key developmental changes.

Learning Outcomes:
a.LO1-Understand how a society develops, thinks and represents ideas.
b.LO2-Understand the types of self in social aspects and various applications of social cultural psychology.
c.LO3-Understand human development in psychology..
d.LO4-Understand the relationship between human development and culture.

Unit 6: Psychology of Interpersonalities


In this unit, the students will be able to understand that human personality manifests itself in thought and behaviour. Since everyone has different personalities, it is necessary to know the personalities of others in order to understand each other. By improving students’ ability to understand each other’s personalities and personalities through learning, interpersonal relationships in life, study, and work will also improve.

Learning Outcomes:
a.LO1-Understand individual differences
b.LO2-Understand the classification of theories of personality
c.LO3-Understand each other personalities
d.LO4-Understand interpersonal relationship in life

The delivery of modules is subject to change and may not follow the sequence as shown above.

Learning Mode

E-Learning Lessons

Duration of Course

Full-time: 6 Months

5 sessions per week x 4 hours

Part-time: 6 Months

1 session per week x 6 hours

Manner in which Assessment will be Conducted

100% Course Work Assessment​

Assessment Grading Criteria

Pass / Fail

Requirements for Graduation

Achieved a ‘Pass’ for all units with at least 75% attendance for the entire course

Qualification Award

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology awarded by British Education Centre

Manner in which course will be Taught

Lectures, case studies, tutorials, discussion, team work, field trips, real life experience, presentation and role play etc.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Progression Pathway

Students may pursue their studies in other institutions subject to meeting the minimum entry requirements and acceptance by the institution.

Requirements for Enrolment

Minimum entry age: 19 years old

Minimum academic requirements: Minimum Bachelor Degree or Honour Degree at Level 6 or any overseas degree or equivalent.

For mature candidates who does not meet the above MER, at least 30 years old with 8 years of working experience may be considered subject to BEC approval.

Minimum Language Proficiency: Pass in English at C6 or better in GCE “O” Level or in High School or equivalent

​Intake

Please contact us for the intake details.

​Course Fee

​Application Fee: $327

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