Course Title: Internal Practicum 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Internal Practicum 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Prasad Podugu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7722

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.03.010

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

A four year sequence of psychology in an APAC approved course.

Course Description

Internal Psychology Practicum 2 is designed to build on your foundation knowledge and skills acquired in Internal Psychology Practicum 1, as well as your therapeutic work in the RMIT Psychology Clinic. During this course you will undertake

  • Case Conference 2
  • Individual client work in the RMIT Psychology Clinic

Work Integrated Learning

In this course you will be required to undertake placement as part of your assessment, and you must meet a number of requirements to ensure your eligibility for placement.  Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT: National Police check Working with Children Check There is no flexibility with these requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED. Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend placement and will receive a fail grade for the placement course. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program. At any time prior to or during your placement, if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practise the WIL/clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC002 Master of Clinical Psychology:

  • PLO 2: Develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the legislative frameworks and ethical codes and guidelines that guide professional psychological practice at a personal and professional level.
  • PLO 3:  Design, analyse, synthesise and communicate information from a wide variety of psychological assessments and techniques appropriate to the developmental stage, cognitive level and cultural background of the client, and appropriate to the purpose of the assessment.
  • PLO 4:  Demonstrate the ability to design, apply and evaluate appropriate evidence-based empirically-validated interventions individualised to the client’s diagnosis, case formulation, and personal or organisational characteristics.
  • PLO 5:  Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of empirical investigation or inquiry as a scientist-practitioner, predicated on the principles of clinical psychological practice, with a variety of psychological phenomena or problems.
  • PLO 6:  Demonstrate the ability to undertake effective communication across a range of individual and organisational contexts to engage clients and to convey, appraise and interpret information relevant to professional practice and the client population.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:   

  1. Demonstrate continued adherence to the RMIT University Psychology Clinic procedures.
  2. Conduct a clinical assessment and devise, implement and evaluate an appropriate method of intervention.  
  3. Identify major professional, ethical and best-practice issues pertaining to each of your clients.
  4. Successfully communicate the findings your assessment to a clinical supervisor and to the client.
  5. Develop self-awareness of the level and limits of your clinical competency and learning needs


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include a mixture of lectures/ seminars, tutorials and skill development activities. Lectures will build on knowledge gained in in the program and will provide a solid theoretical and practice driven basis to help to achieve professional practice proficiency.

Teacher Guided Hours: 48

Learner Directed Hours: 72

Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources.  Skill development activities will be provided in a variety of ways, including simulated learning activities. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Submission of a log of hours indicating completion of all aspects of casework, including a log of completion of required observation hours. (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 2: A Case Presentation

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Clinical competency of practice with clients as assessed against the Clinical Competencies Evaluation Checklist. (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5