• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Bruce Christensen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    See Future Offerings

This course cannot be entirely adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021 and will include on-campus activities.

Clinical Coursework IV comprises a number of sub-courses covering more advanced and specialised topics in clinical theory and practice such as

  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology for Clinical Psychologists

For further information on the course details please see the Clinical Psychology Program Handbook

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand the effects of chronic illness and changes in a person’s health status on their emotions, thinking and behaviour and recognize the factors that are likely to underpin positive and negative changes in health-related behavior and the promotion of healthy behavior.
  2. Undertake a range of clinical psychological interventions in contributing to the treatment of physical health conditions.
  3. Appreciate the evidence-based management of common psychological problems in medical clients.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of neuropsychological disorders and neuropsychopathology on assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.
  5. Demonstrate the skills to plan and conduct an initial neuropsychological assessment interview based on referral information.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to provide basic oral feedback of results of cognitive assessment to a client and other stakeholders
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of neuropsychological assessment in children, adolescents, adults and older adults and an understanding of how to interpret and utilise neuropsychological assessment reports.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of basic psychopharmcacology and how medications are used to treat psychological problems.

Other Information

Enrolees must be eligible for registration as a psychologist in the ACT. This course is assessed on a Course Requirement Satisfied (CRS) or Fail basis. Students must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks in order to pass the course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The assessment for each sub-course equals 1/2 of the overall assessment for this course: (null) [LO null]
  2. Health Psychology: Health psychology essay (20%); Clinical case history I (40%); Clinical case history II (40%) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
  3. Neuropsychology for Clinical Psychologists: Providing feedback in a simulated exercise (30%); Utilising a neuropsychological report (30%); Review of cognitive remediation report (30%); Psychopharmacology quiz (10%) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]

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Workload

This course is comprised of submodules. The face-to-face/contact hours for each submodule may vary, but are expected to consist of:

  • Health Psychology: 3 hours/week (36 hours over the semester)
  • Neuropsychology for Clinical Psychologists: 2 day workshop follwed by 3 hours/week (44 hours over the semester)

Plus a minimum 180 hours of self-study and several mandatory workshops.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Clinical Psychology (7601) and have successfully completed PSYC8103. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PSYC9014 and PSYC9414.

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed at the beginning of the course. Texts will be selected in line with current research.

Assumed Knowledge

A basic understanding of clinical diagnosis, assessment and treatment comparable to undergraduate level abnormal psychology.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
4B
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $8580
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $12240
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3302 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6545 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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