HPY725 - Professional Practicum A

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H744 to undertake this unit

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Content

The first practicum consists of three key activities; (i) pre-practice workshops; (ii) placement experience; (iii) supervision.

This unit is designed to equip students with a range of generalist psychology skills and an awareness of professional issues. Students will fast-track the translation and integration of academic coursework learning into real life application. Students will also develop professional identity and practice through early adoption of supervision and professional learning plans as well as case formulation.

PRE-CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

To prepare for placement attendance, students will participate in a number of practitioner led workshops covering topics such as professional identity, case management procedures, and applied suicide intervention skill s training.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Attendance for approximately 10 days – or 75 hours  (including placement  and pre-practice workshops)

Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook of all days of placement (including pre-practice workshops) to the Unit Chair within 21 days of completion of the practicum days

Assessment task 3: Satisfactory report outlining professional and ethical competence of the student from the Agency/Placement Supervisor (at completion of the placement)

Assessment task 4: Satisfactory case report (approximately 3000 words) written by the student and submitted to the Unit Chair within 21 days of completion of placement

These assessment and procedural components constitute 100% of the assessment for this unit and failure to satisfactorily complete the requirements of any one component will result in the student failing the unit, preclude the admission of the student to the next placement and may result in the student's exclusion from the course.

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