Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title
Capstone Project 
Course Code PSY373-4
Number of Credits 6
Duration of Weeks 30
Contact Hours Per Week
Students devise a schedule of appointments with their supervisors to discuss the progress of their projects. They are expected to meet with their supervisors at least ten times during the two semesters.
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Students are given the option to choose either PSY-371-2 or PSY-373-4, and are not allowed to study both. PSY 373 is a pre-requisite of PSY 374  
Course Aims

The main aims of the course are for students to synthesize the knowledge, skills, and understanding they have gained through their counselling and psychology courses, and to apply their skills and acquired knowledge. It aims to enhance the necessary skills for analyzing and addressing issues in the professional world.

Students will plan, conduct and write up an independent project. Although research informed, the project does not necessarily aim to put into practice all the elements of psychological research, such as in PSY 371-2. Instead, emphasis is on an in-depth analysis of a professional issue, and the application of ideas and practices encountered during the degree programme. Students are encouraged to pursue the area of psychology in which they have a professional interest.

Capstone project is a creative endeavor that produces and reports new knowledge or professional methods. Project will have both theoretical/academic and applied components. 
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Identify professional issues and needs regarding counseling and psychology in the Asia Pacific region, particularly China and Hong Kong.

2. Conduct an in-depth analysis of a professional issue with a critical synthesis of academic material and practical experience.

3. Develop transferable skills by applying ideas and practices learnt during the degree programme.

4. Develop a capstone project plan.   

5. Deliver an oral presentation on the project plan and the completed project.

6. Write up a project report in accordance with designated standards.
Assessment Tasks
 Capstone Project I
Presentation on Project Plan
Project Plan 
General Performance
Capstone Project I
Project Implementation
Final Write-Up
Final Project Presentation
General Performance
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