Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology

This course serves as a bridging degree to allow individuals who have completed at least a master's degree or equivalent in Clinical Psychology to upskill in Clinical Neuropsychology. This allows them eligibility for endorsement as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Board (AHPRA).

The usual part-time nature of this diploma will suit most applicants as, for the most part, they will also be working as practicing psychologists.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology
Award abbreviation
GradDipClinNeuropsych
Course code
53390
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
not available in 2022
Administered by
Psychological Science
CRICOS code
083846M

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Professional accreditation
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology is accredited by: Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).
Standard course duration
2 years
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Michael Weinborn
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2PSYC5531Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 01870/54570 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology and Successful completion of two Unit(s) PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I and Unit(s) PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) PSYC5592 Neuropsychological Assessment
lectures: 8 x 2 hours; workshops: 5 x 4 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)
S1PSYC5534Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and Successful completion of three Unit(s) PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I and Unit(s) PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II and Unit(s) PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) PSYC5552 Assessment
12 x 3 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)
N/APSYC5536Neuropsychology 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 01870/54570 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology and Successful completion of three Unit(s) PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I and Unit(s) PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II and Unit(s) PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) PSYC5541 Theories and Disorders and Unit(s) PSYC5591 Neuropsychopathology and Unit(s) PSYC5595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation
3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)
N/APSYC5537Neuropsychology 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 01870/54570 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology and Successful completion of three Unit(s) PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I and Unit(s) PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II and Unit(s) PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) PSYC5541 Theories and Disorders and Unit(s) PSYC5591 Neuropsychopathology and Unit(s) PSYC5595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation
12 x 3 hours (attendance to classes is compulsory)
NSPSYC5538Neuropsychology Placement I
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 53390 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology and Successful completion of two Unit(s) PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I Unit(s) PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
minimum 300 hours (including observation, supervision, supervised clinical work and case presentations). A record of signed hours and activities must be kept using the electronic logbook system and submitted at the end of semester.
S1PSYC5539Human Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 53390 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 2–3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory) as for ANHB2217
NSPSYC5903Placement I
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 53390 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology and Successful completion of one Unit(s) PSYC5538 Neuropsychology Placement I
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
minimum of 1000 placement hours
NSPSYC5904Placement II
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology or 53390 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology and Successful completion of one Unit(s) PSYC5538 Neuropsychology Placement I
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
approximately 330 placement hours

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

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

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—an accredited Master of Clinical Psychology, or an accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;

and

(c) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA;

and

(d) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology with invitation to attend the interview based on 5(a), (b) and (c) and the interview quota for that year;

and

(e) the intake quota for that year.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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 Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.

Additional rules
Credit

14. On the recommendation of the School of Psychological Science, the Faculty may grant credit for units up to a total value of 24 points.