CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM A
Credit points: 15
You 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 also be provided.
SchoolPsychology and Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorRowena Beecham
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
AuthorLezak, M.D., Howieson, D.B., Bigler, E.D., & Tranel, D.
A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests
AuthorStrauss, E., Sherman, E.M.S, & Spreen, O.
PublisherNew York: OUP
Evidence of Absence: A Guide to Cognitive Assessment in Australia.
PublisherBrisbane: Australian Academic Press
Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology
PublisherNew York: Oxford University Press.
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject
Total hours/days requiredTotal = 90 hours - 36 hours in class activities (including role plays, case observation etc.); 24 hours attendance at case analysis; 30 hours test administration practice
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsPolice check, WWCC required Completed at University Psychology Clinic
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRowena Beecham
PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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
SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Case analysis seminar
|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.||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|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.||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|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.||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO3, SILO4|
|Attendance and participation in a minimum of 20-hours of case analysis. This is a hurdle requirement to meet professional accreditation guidelines, which state that there should be ongoing class content with students that relates to and builds on their placement experiences. To achieve this, students will need to attend at least 80% of the weekly tutorials and the case analysis seminar.||N/A||N/A||Yes||null||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One 30-minute practical exam (1500 words equivalency) DVD recording of a neuropsychological test administration. To meet professional accreditation guidelines all assessments must be passed||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|