Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces key research methodologies and skills relevant for evidence-based practice. You will learn to source, evaluate and apply research findings to developing effective interventions for clients. This subject brings together research skills and psychological practice.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeah Brennan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMPPSB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop advanced knowledge in a topic relevant to evidence-based practice in professional psychology.
02. Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise and reflect on a research topic relevant to professional psychology.
03. Apply advanced research skills and incorporate knowledge of culture to professional practice
04. Interpret and coherently communicate scientific findings in written and oral format

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeah Brennan

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour seminar every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 6.00 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written research proposal (1500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

20-minute Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research report (3000 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4