Regulations for the Higher Diploma in Psychology
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These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees).

In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

Higher Diploma in Psychology (HDP) (see Note 7)
1. To be eligible for the award of the Higher Diploma in Psychology, a student shall:
  a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  b)

comply with the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and

  c)

obtain at least 90 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations including at least 10 credits at Higher level and no more than 10 credits at Pre-foundation level.

2. For the Higher Diploma in Psychology, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  a) obtain at least 10 but no more than 30 credits from courses labelled CE in Table 1; and
  b) successfully complete 60 credits from the compulsory courses labelled CHD in Table 1;
    i.e. SOSC A101/SOSC A101W or both of SOSC A111C/SOSC A111CW and SOSC A112C, and
      PSYC A202/PSYC A212, and
     

PSYC A317/PSYC A307/PSYC A317C or PSYC A309/PSYC A303/PSYC A309C; and

  c) successfully complete additional courses from those labelled CE or OHD in Table 1 to obtain the total of 90 credits* needed for the award of the Higher Diploma.
    * Of the 90 credits required for the attainment of the Higher Diploma, students can complete up to 30 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.

Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

HDP

Pre-foundation level

ENGL L020 1,2,3 / ENGL E070 1,2

English for Post-secondary Study

5

CE

MATH L030 3

Foundations in General Mathematics

5

CE

Foundation level

ENGL A100 2,3

English for University Study

5

OHD

ENGL A101 2

University English Writing Skills

5

OHD

ENGL A122 2

Presentation Skills

5

CE

IT L150 2,3

Foundations in Microcomputing and WWW

5

CE

MGT B160 2

Business Management Fundamentals

5

CE

MGT L162 3

Managing Quality

5

CE

IT E150 2

Information Technology for Learning

5

CE

SOSC A101 2

Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

20

CHD

SOSC A101W 2

Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

20

CHD

SOSC A111C 2

Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

10

CHD

SOSC A111CW 2

Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

10

CHD

SOSC A112C 2

Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

10

CHD

Middle level

CHIN A291C

Logic and Methodology

10

OHD

MGT B290 2,3

Organizational Behaviour

5

OHD

PSYC A202 2,3

Introduction to Psychology

20

CHD

PSYC A212 2

Exploring Psychology

20

CHD

EDU E200C 2

Child Development and Classroom Learning

10

OHD

EDU E252 2,3

Educational Psychology

10

OHD

EDU E252C 2

Educational Psychology

10

OHD

MATH S242 2,3,6

Statistics in Society

10

OHD

PSYC A209

Child Development

20

OHD

PSYC A215C

Developmental Psychology

20

OHD

PSYC A226 Biological Psychology: Exploring the Brain
10
OHD

STAT S242 2,6

Statistics in Society

10

OHD

Higher level

PSYC A309 2,3

Cognitive Psychology

20

CHD

PSYC A317 2,3,4

Social Psychology: Personal Lives, Social Worlds

20

CHD

PSYC A303 2 Cognitive Psychology and the Mind
20
CHD
PSYC A307 2,4 Social Psychology: Critical Perspectives on Self and Others
20
CHD
PSYC A309C 2

Cognitive Psychology

20

CHD

PSYC A317C 2 Social Psychology
20
CHD

Notes:

  1. ENGL E070 has replaced ENGL L020. A student who has previously successfully completed ENGL L020 will not be permitted to register on ENGL E070.
     
  2. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
     
  3. Courses no longer available.
     
  4. If students have successfully completed PSYC A317, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for PSYC A307.
     
  5. Credits obtained from PTH E150C Effective Putonghua before October 1994 can be counted towards the completion of this programme.
     
  6. If students have successfully completed MATH S242, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for STAT S242.
     
  7. The programme of Higher Diploma in Psychology will be phased out with effect from October 2014 semester. The last conferment of the programme will be December 2018.

March 2017

 
 
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