Course Title: Coursework 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Coursework 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr David Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7523

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Satisfactory completion of Coursework 2

Course Description

Coursework 3 is undertaken in Semester 1 of the second year of the Masters/Doctorate in Psychology for both professional training streams: Education-Developmental and Clinical. All students undertake a unit in Disability Studies. Students in the Education-Developmental stream also complete a specialist unit in the Training of Non-psychologists while students in the Clinical stream complete a specialist unit in Adult Clinical Psychology. Coursework 3 is designed to extend students’ theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in their chosen area of specialised practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will consolidate and extend their understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of their chosen specialisation. Students in the Educational-Developmental stream will develop skills in the important role of consultant in the behaviour change process. Students in the Clinical stream will also develop their knowledge and skills in the intervention process for adult clients. In addition, all students will develop generalist skills and knowledge in working with children and adults with disability.

Learning outcomes vary according the specific unit of study undertaken; however, the emphasis is on the development and extension of clinical knowledge and skills.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning experiences and activities vary according the specific unit of study undertake and include participation in lectures/seminars, class discussion, skill development activities, and personal study.

Overview of Learning Resources

For all units, students will receive guidance from lecturers in terms of specific readings, references, and library resources as well as from the clinical experience of the lecturer. Guidance is also given in terms of relevant online resources and agencies.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks vary according to the specific Coursework 3 unit being examined. All assessments are linked logically to the learning objectives for each unit. Assessments include formal examinations, tests, assignments, and practical exercises.