Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRowena Beecham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

Learning resources

Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBush, S.S.


Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherNew York: Oxford University Press.


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Neuropsychological Assessment

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLezak, M.D., Howieson, D.B., Bigler, E.D., & Tranel, D.


Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherOxford: OUP


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorStrauss, E., Sherman, E.M.S, & Spreen, O.


Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherNew York: OUP


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Evidence of Absence: A Guide to Cognitive Assessment in Australia.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorCrowe, S.F.



PublisherBrisbane: Australian Academic Press


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Select, administer, and interpret neuropsychological tests.
02. Apply advanced knowledge of case conceptualisation and assessment of common neuropsychological disorders across cultures and the life span.
03. Articulate neuropsychological practice in accordance with professional management standards and guidelines and the regulating bodies code of ethics.
04. Demonstrate readiness for a neuropsychological placement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRowena Beecham

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 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

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Case analysis seminar


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 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/AOtherIndividualNo20 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/AOtherIndividualNo20 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/AOtherIndividualYes0 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/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4