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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
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) analyze the practical constraints and challenges present in professional work environments, and critically examine the connections between psychological theories and their real-world applications..

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) supervision group meetings; (2) placement documents (log book, learning journal and placement reports); and (3) individual supervision. 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 supervision group meetings and individual supervision components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Liz Pritchard
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
and Successful completion of
PSYC5547 MIOP Professional Practice and Ethics
and Successful completion of
PSYC5548 MIOP Practical Placement 1
and Successful completion of
24 points in your chosen degree
Incompatibility
PSYC5832 MIOP Practical Placement 2
Contact hours
Group supervision sessions: approx 1 session per month for 3 hours Individual supervision sessions: approx 1 hour week Placement activity: up to 45 days (attendance to placement meetings, group and individual is compulsory) Please note: Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
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 registrationfor the duration of their enrolment in the program.
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.