Psychologists also conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
RMIT specialises in clinical psychology, based on a cognitive-behavioural approach. Your study will apply research to actual situations to help resolve real human problems. All degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
In addition to the principles of personality, psychopathology, and social psychology, you will explore biological, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as research methods in psychology and social psychology. Your studies in this degree will include the biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory and cognition emotion, motivation, and stress.
You can also undertake elective studies in nutrition, information technology, applied psychology, health statistics, computer science and any electives available across the University.
As a psychology student, you’ll gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The degree is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.
To register as a psychologist, in addition to this degree, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Master of Clinical Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent degrees recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.