Health Psychology for Clinicians PG (6308.7)
|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 the areas of health in which psychological practitioners work, including behavioural medicine, rehabilitation, and health promotion;
2. Critically evaluate the interaction of biopsychosocial and cultural factors in the aetiology, progression, and recovery of health problems, including among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities;
3. Apply knowledge of and practice in the use of relevant psychological assessment and intervention approaches in both acute and chronic conditions; and
4. Apply knowledge of psychopharmacology, clinical, and interdisciplinary implications regarding the use of psychotropic medications.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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
Prerequisites11820 Adult Psychopathology, Assessment, and Treatment PG
Assumed knowledge11820 Adult Psychopathology, Assessment, and Treatment PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Douglas Boer|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Douglas Boer|
A number of readings related to topics in the unit are available through Canvas in the Reading List. Students are required to read these before the workshops in order to gain initial insight into the topics reviewed and optimise learning in formal teaching.
Additional resources are listed below:
There is no set textbook for this unit. Readings will be supplied by the workshop leaders.
Australian Psychological Society (2007). Code of ethics. Melbourne. [Available online at http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Code_Ethics_2007.pdf] Copies are also available from the library.
American Psychiatric Association (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 5TR ed. Arlington, VA: Author.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Please note that the full day Introduction to Motivational Interviewing workshop in this unit requires mandatory attendance. Students cannot miss mandatory workshops, and if they are absent for these workshops they 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 may 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
No special IT skills are required for this unit, although it is expected that all students will have basic word-processing skills. If you are unfamiliar with searching specialist databases for accessing Psychology journals, please see the UC library site for details of training sessions:
There are no set costs for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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 program 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.