CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM C

PSY5CPC

2018

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

The intensive 10 day placement in an adult psychiatric setting is designed to complement the unit PSYSPAD and usually consists of a two-week, full time placement in an acute ward, CAT (crisis intervention) team or other psychiatric service. Candidates observe diagnostic interviews and mental status examinations, write MSE and diagnostic reports and present a case and attend peer case conferences.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission to SMCP or SDPCP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Further development of understanding of the symptoms and psychopathology of commonly presenting psychiatric disorders, including the technical language used to describe these

Activities:
Observation of, and participation in, interviews and case discussions.

02. Extend skills in conducting, appraising, and reporting diagnostic interviews.

Activities:
Interviews of people with major mental health disorders. Practice in writing mental status and diagnostic reports

03. Competence in communication of diagnostic assessment

Activities:
Participation in placement case conferences, including presentation of one case

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Full-time placement at a psychiatric agency."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
satisfactory case presentationand a hurdle requirement of four MSE reports and two diagnostic reports to the satisfaction of the field supervisor20 01, 02, 03
supervisor's report on student's performance in placement80 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Full-time placement at a psychiatric agency."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
satisfactory case presentationand a hurdle requirement of four MSE reports and two diagnostic reports to the satisfaction of the field supervisor20 01, 02, 03
supervisor's report on student's performance in placement80 01, 02