Professional Psychological Practice PG (6306.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of potential ethical issues involved in practising psychology and competence using the APS Code of Ethics, its accompanying Guidelines, and other relevant sources;
2. Explain the various legal and regulatory frameworks applying to professional psychological practice; and
3. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of human diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and working with other professionals.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
PrerequisitesPermission from the convenor AND for students enrolled in 958AA have made appropriate progress with PhD research as outlined in the HDR policies and guidelines.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 742AA Master of Clinical Psychology OR 958AA Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.
Assumed knowledgeCompletion of an APAC Level 2 sequence.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Trimester 1||03 January 2023||On-Campus||Dr Dean Buckmaster|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Trimester 1||08 January 2024||On-Campus||Dr Dean Buckmaster|
This unit outline must be read in conjunction with
a. UC Student Guide to Policies, which sets out University-wide policies and procedures, including information on matters such as plagiarism, grade descriptors, moderation, feedback, and deferred exams.
b. All MCP Program intensive unit outlines and all MCP Program handbooks.
c. Any additional information specified in section 6.
- American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Author.
- Australian Psychological Society. (2007). APS code of ethics. Author.
It is expected that all students will attend all workshops. Student should familiarise themselves with attendance rules in the Master of Clinical Psychology Course. Please note that all workshops in this unit require mandatory attendance. Students cannot miss any workshops, and if they are absent will receive a fail grade for the unit or should consider a late withdrawal if there are extenuating circumstances. If a student has appropriate documentation supporting an absence under exceptional circumstances on the day of a mandatory workshop, students will be given the option to attend the workshop when it is next delivered in the course (and receive a WHE grade until such time if approved by the ADE and meeting all other pass requirements for the unit) or complete an equivalent workshop approved by the unit convenor at the student's own expense (please note documentation will be required as proof of completion). Students should also note that absences may impact course progression.
Required IT skills
Assignment requires minimal IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable for this unit
In accordance with University policy (3.15 in Assessment Procedures), moderation is required to ensure consistency in standards of marking in a unit. The Master of Clinical Psychology Course and units undertake moderation in a number of domains, specifically through review of unit outlines and unit content, assessment item details and marking guides, and in marking assignments. All assessment pieces or marks resulting in a fail grade will be moderated by another member of the clinical team, as well as a random selection of assignments covering a range of participants in the unit. This process ensures that marking across the program is consistent. All units are subjected to moderation at the Discipline level at the conclusion of each teaching period.