Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.

Note: (1) This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

(2) Students undertaking the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) are enrolled in course code 52590. Students undertaking the Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational Psychology) are enrolled in course code 51590.

Applicability of the Doctor of Philosophy Rules and the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Doctor of Philosophy Rules apply to this course.

(2) The procedures in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module
1.A(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time, irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in the rules for this course.

(4) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.

Admission
2. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

either

(a) had a PhD proposal approved by the Board of the Graduate Research School;

or

(b) an honours degree in psychology of at least 2A level or equivalent.

Submission of research proposal and thesis
3.(1) A student who is permitted to enrol in terms of Rule 2(a) must submit a full research proposal to the Board of the Graduate Research School no later than 31 October in the year of their commencement of candidature if enrolled full-time or within nine months of their date of commencement if enrolled part-time.

(2) A student must, before submission of the thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, complete the Master of Psychology component set out in Rule 4.

Master of Psychology component
4. The Master of Psychology component consists of units to the value of 72 points comprising either:

(a) for students enrolled prior to 2012:

(i) for the Clinical Psychology program, all of the following:

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
PSYC5510Evaluation and Research Methodology I1
PSYC5552Assessment1
NSPSYC5678Practicum I
PSYC5565External Practicum
PSYC5566Psychopathology and Clinical Problems 1
PSYC5567Clinical Health Psychology1
PSYC5568Adult and Child Psychotherapy 11
PSYC5569Adult and Child Psychotherapy 21
PSYC5661Specialist Topics
NSPSYC5679Practicum II
NSPSYC5663External Practicum
NSPSYC5664External Practicum

1 This unit is no longer available.

or

(ii) for the Clinical Neuropsychology program, all of the following:

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
PSYC5566Psychopathology and Clinical Problems1
PSYC5510Evaluation and Research Methodology I1
PSYC5552Assessment1
PSYC5592Neuropsychological Assessment1
PSYC5591Neuropsychopathology1
PSYC5567Clinical Health Psychology1
PSYC5541Theories and Disorders1
PSYC5595Plasticity and Rehabilitation
PSYC5665Topics in Neuropsychology
S1ANHB2217Human Neurobiology
PSYC9903Placement I 1
PSYC9904Placement II 1

1 This unit is no longer available.

2 Students still to complete this unit should enrol in PSYC5539 Human Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychology.

or

(iii) for the Industrial and Organisational Psychology program:

A. all of the following:

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
PSYC5512Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
N/APSYC5513Research Methods in Applied Settings
S1PSYC5514Assessment and Selection
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design
PSYC5516Professional Issues in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
NS, S1PSYC5517MIOP Practical Placement 3
NSPSYC5573Psychology of Training
N/APSYC5830Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
PSYC5831Practical Placement I
NSPSYC5832MIOP Practical Placement 2

and

B. two units offered by the UWA Business School approved by the course coordinator or Head of School—12 points

or

(b) for students who commenced in 2012:

(i) for the Clinical Psychology program:

A. all of the following:

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
NSPSYC5533Clinical Psychology and Health
NSPSYC5672Foundations in Clinical Skills I
NSPSYC5673Foundations in Clinical Skills II
NSPSYC5674Assessment and Intervention—Childhood Disorders
NSPSYC5675Assessment and Intervention—Emotional Disorders
NSPSYC5678Practicum I
NSPSYC5679Practicum II
NSPSYC5530Applied Research Methods
NSPSYC5531Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
NSPSYC5663External Practicum
NSPSYC5664External Practicum

and

B. one specialist unit from:

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
N/APSYC5534Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
PSYC5535Advanced Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
NSPSYC5536Neuropsychology 1
NSPSYC5537Neuropsychology 2
or, another combination of Specialist Units approved by the Head of School and on recommendation of the Psychology PhD panel and program coordinator

1 This unit is not available in 2015.

or

(ii) for the Industrial and Organisational Psychology program:

A. all of the following:

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
PSYC5512Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
N/APSYC5513Research Methods in Applied Settings
S1PSYC5514Assessment and Selection
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design
PSYC5516Professional Issues in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
NS, S1PSYC5517MIOP Practical Placement 3
NSPSYC5573Psychology of Training
N/APSYC5830Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
PSYC5831Practical Placement I
NSPSYC5832MIOP Practical Placement 2

and

B. two units offered by the UWA Business School approved by the course coordinator or Head of School—12 points.

Satisfactory progress
5. Students who—

(a) do not pass units to a points value of at least half the total points value of any units in which they remain enrolled; or

(b) fail a unit that they have previously failed; or

(c) do not satisfy the Board through relevant reports that their progress towards the PhD has been appropriate,

will not have made satisfactory progress.

Progress status
6. Unless the Faculty and the Board approve otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress in accordance with Rule 5 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

Qualification for award
7.(1) A student who completes the units required under Rule 4 and completes the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy will qualify for the award of the degrees of Master of Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy.

(2) A student who fails to qualify for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy may submit the results of their research in a form approved by the Faculty in order to be considered for the award of the degree of Master of Psychology.

Time limit
8. Unless the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Psychology approves otherwise, students must complete the units required under Rule 4 within four calendar years from the date of first enrolment in the combined course.