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INSTITUTION PROFILE
Name of the Education Provider ASOMI COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Institution License Status Licensed, with License number: 2020-009
Brief Profile of the Education Provider

The ASOMI College of Sciences is based on the experience of an educational model that combines the effectiveness of the training developed within the academic context.

Our goal is to provide innovative educational models that can develop effective results and grant quality to students, professionals and people who have decided to implement their education, building a learning environment in which they become the protagonists of the learning experience.
We develop a pathway that transfers knowledge, strengthens it and transforms it into skills, allowing people to achieve concrete results.

Our vision is to increase synergies, which take resources from decades of experience, results on the field, and academic partnerships and accreditations such as the one with a renowned British institution, the Swansea University.

The ACS project addresses its educational offer at national and international level by developing academic partnerships able to provide opportunities for the enrichment of its students.

The lecturers and mentors, involved in the projects and educational activities, have acquired an important professional reputation and will make their expertise available to learners. In fact, in each academic path, professionals of recognised value and ability will take part as lecturers and through a blended education model (residential in-house and e-learning). We will provide a product that is intended to be pragmatic and grounded, but also aware of the importance of innovation.
The attention regarding the international guidelines in the educational environment finds its place in a pathway fully designed to meet the students’ aims and expectations.
ACS develops its work considering its students, collaborators and staff at the centre of the training process giving them new opportunities and investing in their growth, training and development. Particular attention is given to all the processes of inclusiveness and equality of treatment, regarding both students and staff.
Therefore, ACS will set and develop a qualified staff that will correctly comply with the management of the administrative activities necessary to offer a wide range of services to students and the ability to be highly responsive and operating in any kind of situation.

COURSE DETAILS
Type of Course Qualification
Mode of Delivery Fully Online Learning
Title of the Qualification/ Award Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) – BSc Psychology (Hons.)
Proposed MQF Level MQF Level 6
Total Learning Hours 4500 Hours
Total Number of ECTS for Programme Completion 180 ECTS
Mode of Attendance Full-Time
Programme Duration Full-Time: 3 Years
Target Audience Ages 19 – 30
Age 31 – 65
Language/s of Instruction of Programmes English and Italian
Target Group Learners pursuing a degree in Psychology
Subject Area – Social Sciences, Journalism and Information
– Health and welfare
Relationship to Occupation/s Upon successful completion of this course, students shall be able to undertake various career pathways. This degree allows learners to achieve a stepping-stone into the world of academic psychology. Following successful completion of the degree, graduates will be well placed to:

– Work in Health Services Organisations;
– Work within Business, providing assistance and support;
– Work within Education supporting and providing guidance;
– Embark on Postgraduate Study in Psychology and/or related fields

Entry Requirements To be considered eligible, learners shall be in possession of minimum of 5 Matsec Certificate, mainly Maltese, English and Mathematics at Grade 5 or better. RPL also may be considered for some mature students.

AND

Learners are expected to be in possession of the Matriculation Certificate, having 2 Advanced Level and 3 Advanced Intermediate, with one of these being Biology at Grade C or better.

AND

Learners must have good command of the English language. ACS reserves the right to propose an entrance test to assess the level of knowledge of English.

 

As a licensed education and training provider, ASOMI College guarantees compliance with quality standards as specified in the National Quality Assurance Framework, as issued by the Malta Further Higher Education Authority. Within the specific context of recognizing prior learning (RPL), ASOMI College requires prospective students to submit documentation related to prior learning such as degree certificates and evidence of professional qualifications. The RPL policy at ASOMI College facilitates the proper evaluation of prior knowledge and skills in terms of certifications, alternative access admissions and future learning and development.

Overall Programme Description This programme is designed for undergraduate students looking for the first step towards their career within the field of Psychology. It provides learners with an overview of various areas and specialisations found within Psychology including psychotherapy for the family, that related to sex, to children and adolescents, and to learning and physical disabilities and developmental issues. This programme therefore introduces learners to the complex and dynamic world of Psychology.
Learning Outcomes for Knowledge obtained at the end of the programme The learner will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe in depth various types of psychological approaches, as well as to evaluate the history of psychology;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Cognitive, Developmental, Evolutional, Social, Clinical, Educational and General Psychological specializations.
Learning Outcomes for Skills obtained at the end of the programme The learner will be able to:

 

  1. Articulate critical and creative thinking with reference to psychology;
  2. Apply various psychological theories and approaches to real-life situations;
  3. Direct various research methodologies relevant to psychology in order to conduct effective and efficient research studies;
  4. Show in-depth understanding of the various historical and contemporary roles of psychologists and their work;
  5. Demonstrate understanding of key methods, theories and main findings of psychology;
  6. Employ research methodologies to investigate contemporary scientific research within the field of psychology.
Selection Criteria for Tutors/Lecturers for this programme: The tutors for this course shall be in possession of:

– A minimum full qualification at MQF Level 7 in Psychology, Psychotherapy or related subject;
– Additionally, tutors should be in possession of a minimum 5-year working experience within the field of psychology.

General Assessment Methods This course shall use a mixture of group presentations, group reports, individual presentations, individual reports, written assignments and examinations varying according to the module at hand. During online examinations, software will be used that requires the student’s webcam and microphone to be switched on; it must be kept switched on for the duration of the examination. Students must identify themselves by showing ID at the start of the exam, and then show the room and surrounding space via a webcam on their device. Exams consist of closed and open questions and there will be a time limit for each question.

The questions will be proposed to each student in a random order as determined by the software. The software also utilises a locked browser that prevents the student from leaving the exam page. If such an attempt is made, the exam will be stopped immediately. A tutor will monitor the exam live, and everything will be recorded so that the material can be viewed even after the examination has been completed.

In the event of a fail, the student will be given the opportunity to revisit the assessment with the relevant tutor to understand the errors and be able to retake the assessment at an agreed later date. The minimum time before the remedial assessment will be one month from the date on which the notice of failure was received. The student will have two assessment dates, the official date and the make-up date, in order to pass the assessment. Should the student fail the assessment again, they will be required to pay a fee of €150

MODULES and CREDITS
The Programme Structure:
Module/Unit Title ECTS Compulsory (C) or Elective (E) MQF Level of each module Mode of Teaching Mode of Assessment
Biological and Physiological Psychology 8 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Developmental and Learning Psychology 10 Compulsory 6 VLE Written & Oral examination
Social Psychology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation & Report
Cognitive Psychology and the Brain 10 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Introduction to the Psychology Profession and Ethics 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation & Report
Psychodynamic and Humanistic Perspectives to Human Behaviour 8 Compulsory 6 VLE Assignment
Behaviour Analysis 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation
Research Methods 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Research Proposal
Data Analysis for Psychologists 8 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Psychology of Health and Wellbeing 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination & Assignment
Motivational Psychology: Work Psychology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation & Report
Motivational Psychology: Sport Psychology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation & Report
Motivational Psychology: Sport Psychology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation & Report
Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Assignment
Psychopathology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Assignment
Psychological and Psychometric Assessment 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Evolutionary Psychology 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Addictive Behaviour 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Typical and Atypical Language Development and Child Language Acquisition 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Assignment
Forensic Psychology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Psychology of Small Groups 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Presentation & Report
Conflict Psychology 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Assignment
Psychobiology of Pain and Rehabilitation 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Written & Oral examination
Psychotherapy in Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Examination
Psychiatry 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Written & Oral examination
Psychotherapy 6 Compulsory 6 VLE Written & Oral examination
Practical Psychology 4 Compulsory 6 VLE Written & Oral examination
Research Project/Dissertation for Psychologists 18 Compulsory 6 VLE Dissertation
Elective Study Units 8 Compulsory (2 units at choice) 6 VLE
Psychology of Ageing 4 Examination
Psychology of the Family 4 Assignment
Psychology of Sexuality 4 Examination
Anthropology 4 Examination
Total ECTS Requesting Accreditation 180 ECTS
Total ECTS for Programme Completion 180 ECTS
Exit Qualifications Bachelor Science (Hons) Psychology
STRUCUTURE OF PROGRAMME
Structure of Programme 3-year Programme:
60 ECTS per year (30 per semester)

1st year:

  • 1st semester:
    • Biological and Physiological Psychology
    • Developmental and Learning Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and the Brain
  • 2nd semester:
    • Introduction to the Psychology Profession and Ethics
    • Psychodynamic and Humanistic Perspectives to Human Behaviour
    • Behaviour Analysis
    • Research Methods
    • Data Analysis for Psychologists

2nd year:

  • 1st semester:
    • Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
    • Motivational Psychology: Work Psychology
    • Motivational Psychology: Sport Psychology
    • Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Psychopathology
    • Psychological and Psychometric Assessment
  • 2nd semester:
    • Evolutionary Psychology
    • Addictive Behaviour
    • Typical and Atypical Language Development and Child Language Acquisition
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Psychology of Small Groups

3rd year:

  • 1st semester:
    • Conflict Psychology
    • Psychobiology of Pain and Rehabilitation
    • Psychotherapy in Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
  • 2nd semester:
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychotherapy
    • Practical Psychology
    • Elective study units:
      • Psychology of Ageing
      • Psychology of the Family
      • Psychology of Sexuality
      • Anthropology
    • Dissertation: At the end of the final semester of the third academic year, the student will focus on writing their thesis.
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