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-ordinatorLauren Fitzpatrick

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Participation in seminars and tutorials, and practical assignments

02. 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.

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

Participation in weekly seminars.

04. 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, 2018, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Fitzpatrick

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 exam of neuropsychological test administration (1500 words equivalent)Practical examination of students' ability to administer a number of commonly used neuropsychological tests.35 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical neuropsychology client case notes, case formulation, client history (1000 words equivalent)Attend 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 01, 02, 03, 04
A logbook of all activities, record forms of neuropsychological tests (1000 words equivalent)Submit a logbook of all placement activities that may be made available to APAC and the PsyBA.10 03, 04
Attendance and participation at a weekly tutorial, case analysis seminarTo meet professional accreditation guidelines, 20hrs of attendance/participation in case analysis is required (equivalent to 80% attendance).10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 30-minute practical exam (1500 words equivalency)DVD recording of a neuropsychological test administration. To meet professional accreditation guidelines all assessments must be passed35 01, 03, 04