• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology

In this course, you will consider important contextual factors in psychological ethics, theory, research and practice with diverse populations over the lifespan.
The course will address key determinants (e.g., social, structural, economic and interpersonal factors) and contextual factors (e.g., geographic and cultural) in health.
The course includes practical components in which you will extend your communication, interview and counselling skills to support appropriate interactions with people from diverse backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Critically analyse the practice of psychology for people from a range of backgrounds
  2. Explain key approaches to contextualizing psychological assessments and interventions
  3. Demonstrate competencies in communication, assessment and counselling skills relevant to working with people from a range of backgrounds across the lifespan.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Exam (40) [LO 1,2]
  2. Report (40) [LO 1,2]
  3. Assessment of interpersonal communication skills (20) [LO 3]

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Weekly contact hours will comprise 3 hours of face-to-face activities including lectures and/or workshops. The

workload is expected to be 130 hours, including study time, spread over the semester or session.

Inherent Requirements

Not yet determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

In order to enrol in this course you need to be active in the Master of Professional Psychology.

Prescribed Texts


Assumed Knowledge

APAC accredited tertiary studies or equivalent


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4020
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9102 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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