Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to clinical practice by developing professional competency in test administration and interpretation. Neuropsychology case observation within the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic will allow modelling of clinical neuropsychology skills, including history-taking and behavioural observations. An introduction to writing case notes will be provided.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

02. Developed ability to select, administer, and interpret neuropsychological tests.

Participation in seminars and tutorials, and practical assignments.

03. Developed skills and capabilities for the case conceptualisation and assessment of common neuropsychological disorders across the life span.

Participation in weekly case analysis seminars, case observations and practical seminars, undertaking all practical assignments.

04. Understanding of the practices in accordance with professional management standards and guidelines and the regulating bodies code of ethics.

Participation in weekly seminars.

05. Demonstrated readiness for a neuropsychological placement.

Demonstrated entry-level knowledge base and clinical neuropsychological assessment, interpretation and report writing skills for undertaking a clinical neuropsychological placement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Case analysis seminar"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical test administration and live observation"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30-minute practical examination of neuropsychological test administrationPractical examination of students' ability to administer a number of commonly used neuropsychological tests.35 02, 03, 04, 05
Submission of clinical neuropsychology client case notes, including case formulation, client historyAttend and actively participate in the case observation sessions, including the initial supervision session, the client presentation and the post presentation discussion and supervision session. Write case notes from the case observation and supervised discussion.10 02, 03, 04, 05
Submission of a logbook of all activities, including record forms of neuropsychological testsSubmit a logbook of all placement activities that may be made available to APAC and the PsyBA.10 04, 05
Attendance and participation at a weekly tutorial, case analysis seminar.To meet professional accreditation guidelines, 20hrs of attendance/participation in case analysis is required (equivalent to 80% attendance).10 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute practical examination of a DVD recording of a neuropsychological test administrationTo meet professional accreditation guidelines all assessments must be passed35 02, 04, 05