PSYC5903 Placement I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Off-campus
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Off-campus
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Off-campus
Students work with professionals involved in the management of patients with brain injury, demonstrate their ability to select appropriate assessment techniques for a variety of neuropsychological disorders, conduct neuropsychological assessments in various clinical groups, and communicate the results of these assessments to allied health workers, patients and their carers in an appropriate manner.
Students are able to (1) understand the clinical and professional procedures of a clinical agency/institution and become aware of the roles of professionals in the multidisciplinary team of the agency/institution and (2) develop competence in the assessment and intervention methods used in the clinical agency/institution.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation at the Neuropsychology Case Conference and (2) placement documents (logbooks, casebooks, summary of placement hours, placement reports). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Michael Weinborn
Unit rules
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590);
Contact hours
minimum of 1000 placement hours
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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