Course Title: Internal Practicum 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Internal Practicum 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BESC1260

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

BESC1261

Bundoora Campus

Research

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Melissa Monfries

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7782

Course Coordinator Email: melissa.monfries@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.03.014C


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 

Assumed Knowledge


Course Description

Internal Psychology Practicum 3 is designed to extend skills and knowledge developed in the first year of the Master’s Program in both theoretical knowledge and supervised clinical practice.

During this course you will undertake:

  • Case Conference 3
  • Individual client work in the RMIT Psychology Clinic

Work Integrated Learning

When you enrol in this course you will be required to undertake placement as part of your assessment and you will need to meet a number of requirements to ensure your eligibility for placement. Further details on each of these requirements are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT:
  • National Police check
  • Working with Children check

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:

  • PLO2: 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 you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a continued adherence to the RMIT University Psychology Clinic procedures.
  2. Competently deliver a structured, and formal, presentation of clinical material to a professional audience for both educational and consultation purposes.
  3. Conduct clinical assessments and devise, implement, and evaluate an appropriate method of intervention for a broad range of clinical presentations.
  4. Identify major professional, ethical, and best practice issues pertaining to each of your clients.
  5. Successfully communicate the findings your assessment to a clinical supervisor and to the client.
  6. Further 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 the program and provide a solid theoretical and practice driven basis to help achieve professional practice proficiency. The skill development activities will support your entry into professional psychological practice. You are expected to read widely in the practice areas being studied.

Teacher Guided Hours: 48

Learner Directed Hours: 72


Overview of Learning Resources

The assessment associated with this course will comprise a formative and summative assessment and incorporate a variety of assessment modes. Diagnostic and formative assessments will take the form of tests, assignments and practice based exercises. Summative assessment will include formal clinical competency assessments. The assessments are linked logically to the goal of developing clinical skills and knowledge. Assessments include the monitoring of completed hours in casework and ratings of “satisfactory” performance in all aspects of clinical work (e.g., case conference participation, case presentation, case-focused discussion, and submission of a formal report).


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: Case Presentation

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Case Report

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Log of Clinic Hours (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 4: Competency Assessment of DVD Client Work (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6