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
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of 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
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

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2PSYC5531Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570); 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:
PSYC5592 Neuropsychological Assessment (formerly PSYC8592 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 the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590); 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) and PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Incompatibility:
PSYC5552 Assessment (formerly PSYC8552 Assessment)
12 x 3 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)
N/APSYC5536Neuropsychology 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590), or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570); 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) and PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Incompatibility:
PSYC5541 Theories and Disorders (formerly PSYC8541 Theories and Disorders); PSYC5591 Neuropsychopathology (formerly PSYC8591 Neuropsychopathology); PSYC5595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation (formerly PSYC8595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation)
3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)
N/APSYC5537Neuropsychology 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570); 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) and PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Incompatibility:
PSYC5541 Theories and Disorders (formerly PSYC8541 Theories and Disorders); PSYC5591 Neuropsychopathology (formerly PSYC8591 Neuropsychopathology); PSYC5595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation (formerly PSYC8595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation)
12 x 3 hours (attendance to classes is compulsory)
NSPSYC5538Neuropsychology Placement I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (53390)
Co-requisites:
PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I (formerly PSYC8672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I), PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II (formerly PSYC8673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II)
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 the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (53390)
Incompatibility:
ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 2–3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)
NSPSYC5903Placement I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590); and PSYC5538
minimum of 1000 placement hours
NSPSYC5904Placement II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590); and PSYC5538
approximately 330 placement hours

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

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

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).

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

English Language competency requirements

3. 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.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 ACE 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.

Additional rules
Credit

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