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HPS942 - Health Placement 5

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Amanda Dudley



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

50 days supervised placement


This unit builds upon previous placement competencies and is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to further develop their health psychology skills. Students will be expected to demonstrate key competencies in ethical and professional frameworks as well as advanced psychological assessment and intervention skills. Supervision on this placement will be aimed at increasing autonomy and responsibility as well as higher level integration of theory and practice.


Placements aim to provide students with opportunities to develop health psychology skills in a range of settings such as specialist agencies whose major focus is in the area of health promotion of preventative health care as well as clinical intervention and rehabilitation.


The placement program will be established jointly by the student, the placement coordinator, and the practitioners supervising the placement. Placement Learning Contracts will specify learning objectives and key competencies as well as the responsibilities of the student, the Agency Supervisor and the Placement Coordinator. Students will be required to increase their client contact and carry their own caseload, under supervision. Student's performance will be reviewed at a mid and end of placement meetings. All meetings and paperwork are to be completed and are considered part of the unit requirements.

This unit will also include a seminar to develop knowledge and skills in supervision.


Assessment task 1: Attendance for a minimum of 50 days


Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook to the University Supervisor at the final placement review meeting (completion of the placement)


Assessment task 3: Satisfactory report on professional and ethical competence of the student from the Placement Supervisor and University Supervisor at the final placement review meeting (completion of the placement)


Assessment task 4: Attendance and active participation in the supervision seminar.


Hurdle requirements for this unit

These four assessment tasks and associated procedural components constitute 100% of the assessment for this unit. Failure to satisfactorily complete the requirements of any of the assessment tasks and their associated procedural components will result in the student failing the unit, will 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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