UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5664 External Practicum

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content As part of the requirements for the Doctor of Psychology, the Master of Psychology, and the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology courses, students undertake three supervised field placements in approved agencies. Students are encouraged to choose placements that provide them with a range of experience. Students are also encouraged to gain experience working in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the clinical and professional procedures of a clinical agency/institution; (2) be aware of the roles of professionals in the multidisciplinary team of the agency/institution; and (3) develop competence in the assessment and intervention methods used in the clinical agency/institution.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: placement documents (log book, journal and reports). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the placement documents (log book, journal and reports) component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mr Neil McLean
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 PSYC5678 Practicum I
Contact hours 45 days
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5664/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5664/SEM-2/2017
TS-P-1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5664/TS-P-1/2017
TS-P-2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5664/TS-P-2/2017
TS-P-6 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5664/TS-P-6/2017
Note Students enrolled in an APAC 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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