Psychological Principles & Theories Applied to Real World Situations
The course theory is grounded by experiments, case studies and practical application.
This programme will appeal to any Graduates with an interest in psychology. It will also act as a bridging gap to those who want to continue on to the competitive Higher Diploma in Psychology courses available in Irish Universities such as UCD, Trinity and UCC. Our Head of Psychology, Dr. Derek Dorris has designed a Level 8 course which teaches a contemporary theoretical and applied approach to Psychology. Where possible, conceptual and practical links will be established between our psychology content and content typical to non-psychology subjects so that students will be allowed to build on what they already know rather than beginning from scratch. In addition to these broader goals, our most important concern when providing third level education in psychology is with offering a cutting edge programme that captures and imparts a modern understanding of psychology.
We aim to provide a series of modules which individually reflect the natural relationship between theory and practice and when taken together give one a comprehensive sense of how the core areas of psychology work together. If students are not concerned with developing as broad a knowledge base as the entire certificate course provides, they are free to complete any of the modules individually. On their own, the modules will give students a fairly rounded understanding of psychology because of the way in which we have decided to teach them. However, taken together they will give students a full and comprehensive introduction to psychology that will allow for immediate adaptation to the first year in a Higher Diploma course.
Our programme provides students with an education in psychology that strikes a healthy balance between theoretical and applied issues. One that gives the students a realistic notion of how the mind works in the real world, and more generally one that is defined by our commitment to excellence.
Venue: City Centre
Next Start Date: 6th October 2014.
Please note that the module dates given are subject to change and you will be notified of any change as soon as the timetable has been finalised.
Every Monday & Wednesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology: A Unified Perspective - October 2014
PSY 102: Biological & Neuropsychology - November 2014
PSY 103: Cognitive & Sport Psychology - December 2014
PSY 104: Social & Criminal Psychology - January 2015
PSY 105: Personality & Abnormal Psychology - March 2015
PSY 106: Health & Wellbeing Psychology - April 2015
Modules can be taken individually where upon completion, a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded. The Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology will only be awarded when all six modules are completed and all assessments passed.
Duration: One Year, part-time. (October - May)
Assessment: Each course module (24 hours) is assessed separately by:
- Written Examination
- Continuous Assessment
- Tutorial Performance
- Group Presentation
PCI College Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology
Read profiles of some Course Graduates here: Áine Ní Ghráda
who used Postgraduate Certificate as a stepping stone to a Higher Diploma in Psychology and Brian Ó Murchú,
whom the course has also sparked an interest for further psychology study.