• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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Psychological practice contributes to society in many domains and this course will provide students with an overview of current practice, challenges and opportunities in key areas. Students will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge of assessment, intervention and practice. Topics will change from year to year, but will cover some of the following:

  • Health
  • Organisational
  • Education
  • Forensic
  • Government Policy and Reform
  • Community

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the theoretical, scientific and ethical foundations of psychological practice in areas covered in the course.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of psychologists, respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in relevant practice areas.
  3. Apply scientist-practitioner and evidence-based practice approaches to assessment and interventions in practice areas covered by the course.

Other Information

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. Presentation (group) on a topic in psychological practice relevant to one of the areas covered in the course. (hurdle) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Written report (individual) on a topic in psychological practice relevant to one of the areas covered in the course (hurdle) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Practice resource (individual) on an area of practice covered by the course (hurdle) (30) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

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.


The expectation is that each sub module will require approximately 40 hours work each over the semester for a total of 130 hours.

Inherent Requirements

In this course, students must participate in role-plays that simulate interactions between a psychologist and client as well as other in class activities such as analysis of case studies, discussion of relevant research and presenting their ideas to peers. These activities support the development and assessment of core professional competencies. Developing these competencies requires students to be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in English, including understanding and conveying nuance and adapting their communication style to suit the preferences and needs of others.
  • Use cues other than the literal meaning of spoken words to interpret the thoughts, emotions and motivations of others.
  • Reflect on how their verbal and non-verbal communication is interpreted by others and use these insights to develop positive professional relationships.
  • Monitor, reflect on and take responsibility for their own mental wellbeing, assumptions, beliefs and reactions to ensure they have the capacity to provide effective psychology services to clients.
  • Work professionally with staff and fellow students and learn effectively from supervisor feedback.

Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be able to pass the course and will therefore be unable to complete their degree.

Requisite and Incompatibility

In order to enrol in this course you need to be active in the Master of Professional Psychology and: have successfully completed PSYC8510, PSYC8511, PSYC8512 and PSYC8513; and be concurrently enrolled in PSYC8520 and PSYC8522. OR have successfully completed PSYC8510, and PSYC8511; and be concurrently enrolled in PSYC8520.

You will need to contact the Research School of Psychology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None specified

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:
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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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6400 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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