UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5533 Clinical Psychology and Health

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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) or the Doctor of Psychology (50840); 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)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5533/SEM-2/2017
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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