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HPS948 - Forensic Placement 1 and Case Analysis Seminar 1

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

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

Clint Gurtman

Prerequisite:Entry to this placement program is provisional upon satisfactory performance in the preceding coursework units


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week and 12 days supervised placement


The placement at Eastern Health is designed to equip students with a range of professional skills and an awareness of professional issues. It provides the opportunity to learn specific clinical 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. In the Case Analysis seminar students will be required to provide a case presentation from their placement, covering the presenting symptoms, assessment techniques employed, diagnosis of the disorder using DSM-V and appropriate treatment strategies.


Assessment task 1: Attendance for 12 days

Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook of all days of observational placement to the University Supervisor within 21 days of completing the placement

Assessment task 3: Attendance at all rostered observational placements at Eastern Health Mental Health Service

Assessment task 4: Satisfactory report outlining professional and ethical competence of the student from the Placement Supervisor

Assessment task 5: Satisfactory 4000 word report written by the student on their mental health project to be handed to H Mildred within 21 days of the last day of placement

Assessment task 6: Case presentation in class

The above assessment constitutes 100% of the assessment for this unit; failure to complete the requirements of any one component satisfactorily will result in a fail and possible exclusion from the course.

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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