Course Description

Psychology (An Introduction)

Institute of Technology Carlow

The aim of this programme is to give students an understanding of the major issues involved in the psychological development of human beings and how psychological theory can be applied in social and community care settings. Students will be introduced to the main theories and language of psychology.

This programme is an ECTS 10 credit level 6 module from the BA (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care).

This programme should not be considered as a complete programme in Psychology but an introduction to the subject with an emphasis on social and community care settings.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

• Describe the different perspectives within psychology;
• Describe the major theories concerned with human psychological development;
• Critically evaluate theoretical perspectives;
• Apply psychological theories to social and community care settings.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Code CW-HRIPS-Q
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Health Care, Psychology Courses
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee €390
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Classes 1 night per week
Entry Requirements All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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