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Unit details

HPS706 - Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 1

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Amy Langbein


Registration as a probationary psychologist, HPS777 and HPS779

Incompatible with: HPS906
Contact hours:

25 full time days of placement and seminar attendance 1.5 hours per week.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The placement aims to develop student's assessment and professional skills and is facilitated through partnership with Barwon Health's Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) located in Geelong and surrounding regions. The placement enables students to observe MHDAS facilities, staff and clients together with participating in assessment and treatment planning. Supervision will be provided either by a Clinical Psychologist within the student's placement setting or by another Clinical Psychologist should the first option not be possible.

The unit includes a Case Analysis seminar, which is attended by all first year clinical students and facilitated by staff.  Within this seminar, students will be required to provide a case presentation from their placement experience. This is a formal presentation to peers and staff of the client's symptoms, history, assessments, diagnosis of the disorder using DMS-5, case formulation and a consideration of appropriate treatment strategies consistent with the formulation.


Assessment task 1: 25 full time days attendance (including all rostered days at the placement agency) (hurdle)

Assessment task 2: Placement logbook submitted within 21 days of completing placement (hurdle)

Assessment task 3: Satisfactory report from placement supervisor of professional competence of student submitted within 21 days of completing placement (hurdle)

Assessment task 4: Written placement case study of 3000 words submitted within 21 days of completing placement (hurdle)

Assessment task 5: Attendance at weekly Case Analysis seminars (hurdle)

Assessment task 6: 30 minute case presentation during Case Analysis seminar (hurdle)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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