In Sem 2 2022, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
The aim of this course is to develop your ability to apply the scientist-practitioner model in professional practice, using skills in research and professional self-reflection.
In the first part of the course, you will learn about evaluating the effectiveness of your professional practice, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes where needed.
You will then complete a capstone project that addresses a question related to a particular area of your professional practice. The topic will be agreed with the course co-ordinator and where practicable, will relate to an aspect of your simulated learning or placement experience.
The project will involve the application of research evidence to practice, or the generation of practice-based evidence. You will reflect on the implications of your findings for your practice and professional development planning.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically analyse the application of theory and research to professional practice.
- Demonstrate effective use of scientific literature and other sources of evidence to inform their practice.
- Evaluate their own practice, identify areas for improvement and professional development.
- Demonstrate the skills to engage in professional self-reflection and peer feedback.
- Professional development plan (CRS) (hurdle) (0) [LO 2,3,4]
- Capstone project (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 hours of face-to-face activities including lectures and/or workshops per week.
- Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
Students taking this course must hold provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, including meeting standards for criminal history and English language skills.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Psychology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge about research and psychological interventions from earlier courses in the program and undergraduate psychology
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:
- Unit value:
- 6 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.
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