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HPS906 - Clinical Placement and Case Analysis 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

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

Amanda Dudley

Prerequisite:Registration as a probationary psychologist


Incompatible with: HPS706
Contact hours:

Supervised clinical training/experience


This first placement unit is conducted through the university clinics which are embedded within both Eastern and Barwon Health. It is designed to equip students with a range of clinical psychology skills and an awareness of professional issues. It provides students with the opportunity to learn specific clinical assessment and intervention skills (such as suicide intervention) as well as visit many of the various facilities in which Clinical Psychologists work within the public health system. Students will learn about the interface between clinical psychology and other professionals within a hospital and community setting. They will have the opportunity to observe clinical work being undertaken and take part in some assessments and interventions at the hospital's psychiatric services.

This unit also involves regular attendance at case analysis seminars. Students will be required to present a case or issue from their placement. These seminars will provide the opportunity for students to obtain feedback from staff and other students.

Upon completion of this unit, students will have received suitable knowledge and training in professional skills necessary for subsequent placements.


Assessment task 1: Attendance at placement for 8 days plus pre-clinical workshops
Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook of all days of observational placement (including pre-clinical workshops) to the Unit Chair within 21 days of completion the observational days
Assessment task 3: Satisfactory report outlining professional and ethical competence of the student from the Placement Supervisor
Assessment task 4: Satisfactory case report (approximately 4000 words) written by the student and submitted to the University Supervisor within 21 days of completion of placement
Assessment task 5: Attendance at and active participation in Case Analysis Seminars and satisfactory presentation of a case.

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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