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La Trobe University
University Handbook 2014

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Course code/s: SMCNP - Melbourne

Coordinator: Professor Glynda Kinsella

Enquiries: (03) 9479 1984

The coursework degrees provide the specialist training for registration as a professional psychologist, for membership of the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC), and eligibility for specialist supervision leading to full membership of the relevant college. In keeping with the scientist–professional model of professional training, emphasis is placed on the application of research, which is based on developments in psychological knowledge. The Doctor of Psychology (Research) is a research degree with professional training in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology.

Admission requirements

Master of Psychology applicants must normally have completed:

  • a three year program in psychology accredited by the APAC attaining a B average or equivalent at least across all years and
  • an APAC-accredited fourth year program in psychology at an Honours grade of at least an upper H2A or equivalent.

Applicants for a Master of Psychology degree are ranked based on their academic and professional suitability for selecting candidates for interview. The interview is used as the final means of selecting candidates for entry into the programs. A quota may be imposed on enrolments, based on available supervision and facilities. Applications usually close at the end of October.

Course structure

Components of course Credit points (% in brackets)
Coursework 100 (40)
Practical placements 70 (30)
Research 70 (30)

** SCI5AIM is a not-for-credit subject which you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

First year core subjects (120 credit points)

Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online) ** SCI5AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Theory, Assessment and Practice PSY5CBT 10
TE-SEM-1 Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues A PSY5NCA 5
TE-SEM-1 Counselling Skills and Professional Issues PSY5CPI 10
TE-SEM-1 Clinical Neuroscience PSY5NEU 10
TE-SEM-1 Neuropsychological Models, Syndromes and Assessment PSY5NMS 10
TE-SEM-1 Psychological Assessment PSY5PAS 10
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Master’s Research A ** PSY5NRA 10
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Master’s Research B PSY5NRB 10
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum A ** PSY5NPA 10
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum B PSY5NPB 10
TE-SEM-2 Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues B PSY5NCB 5
TE-SEM-2 Methods for the Scientist Practitioner PSY5MSP 10
TE-SEM-2 Psychopathology (Adult and Elderly) PSY5PAD 10
 
**  In 2014 these subjects will be offered in Semester 1.

Second year core subjects (120 credit points)

Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues C PSY5NCC 5
TE-SEM-1 Developmental Neuropsychology PSY5PNP 5
TE-SEM-1 Neuropsychiatry PSY5NPS 5
TE-SEM-1 Neuropsychological Recovery, Rehabilitation and Aged Care PSY5NRR 10
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Masters Research C * PSY5NRC 20
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Masters Research D PSY5NRD 20
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum C * PSY5NPC 30
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum D PSY5NPD 20
TE-SEM-1 or 2 Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues D PSY5NCD 5

 * In 2014 these subjects wil be offered in Semester 1.