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 Trish Melzer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7722

Course Coordinator Email: trish.melzer@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.03.10


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

BESC1250: Internal Practicum 2 (Course ID 012420)

BESC1459: Assessment and Intervention 1 (Course ID 039976)

BESC1460:  Assessment and Intervention 2 (Course ID 039977)

 

To be eligible to enrol in this course you must have successfully completed the following courses:

  • BESC1461: Foundations of Psychological Practice 1
  • BESC1462: Foundations of Psychological Practice 2
  • BESC1242: Internal Psychology Practicum 1

Work Integrated Learning:
Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure 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 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.

 

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he


Course Description

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

During this course you will undertake

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

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit for further advice. 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 practice the WIL/clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a continued adherence to the RMIT University Psychology Clinic procedures.
  • competently deliver a structured, and formal, presentation of clinical material to a professional audience for both educational and consultation purposes.
  • conduct clinical assessments and devise, implement, and evaluate an appropriate method of intervention for a broad range of clinical presentations.  
  • identify major professional, ethical, and best practice issues pertaining to each of your clients.
  • successfully communicate the findings your assessment to a clinical supervisor and to the client.
  • further develop self-awareness of the level and limits of your clinical competency and learning needs. 


Program Learning Outcomes
This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes:

  • 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: demonstrated 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: demonstrated 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.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities include a mixture of lectures/ seminars, tutorials and skill development activities. Lectures will build on your knowledge gained in your program and will provide a solid theoretical and practice driven basis to help you to achieve professional practice
The skill development activities will support your entry into Professional Psychological practice.
You will be expected to read widely the academic literature related to your areas of study.


Overview of Learning Resources

The assessment associated with this course will comprise a formative and summative assessment and incorporate a variety of assessment modes. Your diagnostic and formative assessments will take the form of tests, assignments and practice based exercises. Your summative assessment will include formal clinical competency assessments.
Assessments may also include use of online technology and are designed to require students to demonstrate a critical analysis of the core principles presented in the course.
For information on grades used in RMIT courses see: www.rmit.edu.au/students/grading/highered
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced, at: www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment


Overview of Assessment

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).