PSYC5545 MBP Practical Placement

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The professional placement or practicum is an opportunity for students to develop professional competence in a work context.
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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) supervision group meetings and (2) placement documents (placement reviews by field supervisors and written report/science translation at conclusion of placement). 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the placement documents (placement reviews by field supervisors and written report/science translation at conclusion of placement) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Guy Curtis
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550) and completion of PSYC5544 Professional Skills
Contact hours
placement meetings: 3 hours per month; placement: up to 120 hours. Attendance to placement meetings is compulsory.
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