PSYC5533 Clinical Psychology and Health

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
A clinical psychologist working in medical settings applies, in professional practice, the specific educational, scientific and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness, injury and disability; the identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness and related dysfunction; and the analysis and improvement of healthcare delivery. This unit examines the interrelationship of psychology and health using a biopsychosocial perspective.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) acquire theoretical and evidence-based knowledge that underlie the role of psychological services in general healthcare settings and (2) develop skills in providing services in medical settings.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) individual course project and presentation; (2) 'Promo' of individual project; and (3) group-based seminar. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Werner Stritzke
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570)
or
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590)
or
the Master of Psychology (Clinical) (52560) );
and
PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I (formerly PSYC8672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I)
and
PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II (formerly PSYC8673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II)
Incompatibility:
PSYC5567 Clinical Health Psychology (formerly PSYC8567 Clinical Health Psychology)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)
Note
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.
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