CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM C

PSY5PNC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this practicum subject you will continue to build on the skills you have developed during your first placement and further refine their competencies essential for clinical neuropsychology practice by undertaking practice in evidence-based assessment, case formulation, intervention, and professional writing of case notes and reports. The placement requires attendance for the equivalent of two days per week over approximately five months (45 days). The case analysis series provides the opportunity for you, at all stages within the degree, to observe and present case material arising from placement with scope for detailed discussion of neurological and psychological disorders that give rise to patterns of behaviour and cognitive performance. Professional and ethical issues that can arise in the practice of clinical neuropsychology are also discussed. You are expected to take a stronger lead in these discussions during this placement subject.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Fitzpatrick

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2006

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherNew York: OUP

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBush, S.S.

Year2018

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherNew York: Oxford University Press.

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Neuropsychological Assessment

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2012

Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherOxford: OUP

ISBN978-0195395525

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

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCrowe, S.F.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBrisbane: Australian Academic Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days requiredTotal = 362 hours - One 338 hour placement (2 days per week for 45 days from week 02-26 or week 27-52); 24 hours case analysis (2 hours per week during semester)

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsPolice check, WWCC, immunisations required Completed at University Psychology Clinic or external placement agency (metro or regional)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and interpret professional, cultural, ethical, and legal issues and competent interpretation of these codes in clinical neuropsychological practice
02. Employ skills and capabilities for the assessment, differential diagnosis, case conceptualisation and management of common neuropsychological disorders and recovery across cultures and the life span.
03. Sensitively communicate outcomes of neuropsychological assessments and treatment decisions.
04. Demonstrate ability to work in a multidisciplinary team effectively.
05. Demonstrate readiness for a third neuropsychological placement.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 02-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Fitzpatrick

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 2 - 26
Two 1.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
two days (15 hours) placement per week

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.
one 2-hour case analysis seminar per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Case Analysis participation and presentation (1,500-words) At least one 50-minute presentation of a case seen on placement. Active participation in discussion of other student case presentations. To meet professional accreditation guidelines, all assessments must be passed and a minimum of 20 hours of case analysis is required (equivalent to 80% attendance).N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Mid-placement review (2,000-words equivalent) The word count is intended to reflect the practicum mid-review meeting time, but the work required to prepare for this meeting is considerably more (client case-work during the first half of the placement) and this is reflected in the percentage.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Final placement review, including submission of all placement paperwork (3,000-words equivalent) The word count is intended to reflect the practicum end-review meeting time, but the work required to prepare for this meeting is considerably more (simulated skills demonstration hurdle, client case-work during the second half of the placement) and this is reflected in the percentage.N/AN/AN/AYes45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Fitzpatrick

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
Two 1.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
two days (15 hours) placement per week

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
one 2-hour case analysis seminar per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Case Analysis participation and presentation (1,500-words) At least one 50-minute presentation of a case seen on placement. Active participation in discussion of other student case presentations. To meet professional accreditation guidelines, all assessments must be passed and a minimum of 20 hours of case analysis is required (equivalent to 80% attendance).N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Mid-placement review (2,000-words equivalent) The word count is intended to reflect the practicum mid-review meeting time, but the work required to prepare for this meeting is considerably more (client case-work during the first half of the placement) and this is reflected in the percentage.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Final placement review, including submission of all placement paperwork (3,000-words equivalent) The word count is intended to reflect the practicum end-review meeting time, but the work required to prepare for this meeting is considerably more (simulated skills demonstration hurdle, client case-work during the second half of the placement) and this is reflected in the percentage.N/AN/AN/AYes45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5