CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM D

PSY5PND

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


In this final practicum subject you will build on the previous two placement to achieve competency in all areas essential for clinical neuropsychology practice. You are expected to work towards becoming independent clinicians by the end of this placement in preparation for their entry into employment as a P2 Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar. 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 the lead of these discussions during their final placement subject.


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

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence of Absence: A Guide to Cognitive Assessment in Australia.PrescribedCrowe, S.F. (2010)Brisbane: Australian Academic Press
ReadingsNeuropsychological Assessment (5th Ed.)PrescribedLezak, M.D., Howieson, D.B., Bigler, E.D., & Tranel, D. (2012)Oxford: OUP ISBN-13: 978-0195395525
ReadingsA Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests (3rd Ed.)PrescribedStrauss, E., Sherman, E.M.S, & Spreen, O. (2006)New York: OUP
ReadingsEthical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd Ed.).RecommendedBush, S.S. (2018)New York: Oxford University Press.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and interpret professional, ethical, and legal issues and competent interpretation of these codes in clinical neuropsychological practice.

Activities:
Supervision in relation to client face-to-face work. Participate in case analysis class presentations and discussion around cultural, ethical, moral and/or legal issues arising in various clinical practice cases. Completion of all client-related documentation and placement paperwork in a timely manner.

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.

Activities:
Supervision in relation to client work. Participation in weekly case analysis discussions and case presentations.

03. Sensitively communicate outcomes of neuropsychological assessments and treatment decisions.

Activities:
Supervision of written client reports and case notes and verbal feedback sessions.

04. Demonstrate ability to work in a multidisciplinary team effectively.

Activities:
Supervision of professional behaviour within the organisation and with other health professionals.

05. Demonstrate readiness to undertake employment as a P2 Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar.

Activities:
Demonstrated professional entry-level knowledge base and clinical neuropsychological assessment, interpretation and report writing skills for undertaking employment as a P2 Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 02-26, Day

Overview

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.
"one 2-hour case analysis seminar per week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 02 - 26
Two 1.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"two days (15 hours) placement per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% 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 attendance/ participation in at least 20 hours of case analysis is required (equivalent to 80% attendance).25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
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.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
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.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Fitzpatrick

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours 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"

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
Two 1.0 days 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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% 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 attendance/ participation in at least 20 hours of case analysis is required (equivalent to 80% attendance).25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
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.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
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.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05