Clinical Neuropsychology Placement 1

Subject PSYC90039 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 days over the year
Total Time Commitment: Not available

PSYC00029 Graduate Research Methods

PSYC00030 Psychological Assessment across the Lifespan

PSYC00031Introduction to Psychopathology

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Completion of psychology studies to fourth-year (Honours) level.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Dr Jacqueline Anderson


Dr J. Anderson
Subject Overview:

The field placements are designed to complement the other coursework units. The placement takes place in a clinical neuroscience setting. All principal field supervisors are members (or eligible for membership) of the Board of Clinical Neuropsychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

The placement comprising 30 days, will introduce students to professional psychological services in a neuropsychological setting, which might include acute adult and paediatric neurological and neurosurgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services. Students will attend activities such as group supervision sessions (neuropsychological case discussions), ward rounds, and attendance at interdisciplinary clinical meetings (for example, neuroimaging, neuropathology, epilepsy program, memory clinic, neurobehaviour clinic).

Objectives: Students will be given the opportunity to develop some familiarity with neuropsychological testing and the interaction between neuropsychological and neurological/neuropsychiatric diagnosis and management.

University and field supervisors will conjointly determine whether the student has passed the placements. Both supervisors and the student will formally meet at the end of the placement to determine progress and outcome.

If it becomes apparent during placement that the student's performance is inadequate in some respect, then the supervisors will attempt to rectify deficiencies by requiring the student to undergo further placement. Master of Psychology students will be required to submit a casebook as a hurdle requirement for passing this unit.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

analytic, information integration and synthesizing skills.

Related Course(s): Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)/Doctor of Philosophy

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