Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Core Competencies in Psychology
Course Code PSY101
Number of Credits N/A (Pass or Fail) 
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
This course aims to promote self-awareness and to develop core competencies within first-year psychology students with the view of helping them manage and excel in their academic pursuits. It also provides an opportunity for students to identify the potential challenges commonly faced by university students, and to learn essential skills in managing these challenges. Students will also be guided to develop a healthy lifestyle and good learning habits that can facilitate their personal growth and learning at the tertiary level.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. Identify potential challenges in university life;
2. Cultivate self-awareness in their decision-making tendency; and
3. Develop essential skills in managing university life, including self-regulation, self-
    motivation, emotional and interpersonal competencies, and academic study skills in
Assessment Tasks
Class Participation 
Self-reflection Paper  
Group Project
4. Personal Development Plan 40%
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