UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5832 MIOP Practical Placement 2

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1External organisationsExternal
Semester 2External organisationsExternal
Content The professional placement or practicum is an opportunity for students to develop professional competence in a work context. Students, on completion of the placement units, are able to demonstrate behaviour consistent with a beginning level of independent practice as an organisational psychologist.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop professional competence in a work context; (2) develop the ability to bring one's academic training to bear on practical problems in diverse situations; (3) develop a critical appreciation of the roles and functions of psychologists in organisations and the community; and (4) gain insight into the constraints which apply in work environments, and the relationships which exist between theory and practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) supervision group meetings and (2) placement documents (log book, learning journal and placement 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, learning journal and placement reports) component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Karina Jorritsma
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the Master of Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (50560) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/51590); and at least 24 points completed, with a minimum of 18 points of Psychology units (PSYC5831 Practical Placement I or PSYC5548 MIOP Practical Placement 1 Part 2)
Contact hours placement meetings: 3 hours per month; placement: up to 45 days (to be confirmed). Attendance to placement meetings is compulsory
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5832/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5832/SEM-2/2017
TS-P-1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5832/TS-P-1/2017
TS-P-2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5832/TS-P-2/2017
TS-P-6 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5832/TS-P-6/2017
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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