MC002 - Master of Clinical Psychology

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Plan: MC002P16 - Master of Clinical Psychology
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

You will experience a range of learning environments – lectures, individual and group work. Lectures are used extensively in the program to communicate knowledge and guide student learning. A large proportion of time throughout the program is spent under supervision in the on-campus psychology clinic treating clients presenting with a variety of psychological, educational and developmental problems. In addition, students are required to undertake a number of practicum placements off campus in supervised psychological practice.

The assessment of many units within the courses is undertaken through a mixture of continual and final assessment. Students are assessed by a variety of methods as appropriate to the material being taught and the skills being acquired. Written and oral examinations, assignments, oral and written individual and group presentations, psychological reports, and video presentations are examples of the types of assessments used.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage 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.

 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

The program is designed to provide the practical training and theoretical knowledge necessary for graduates to qualify as a professional psychologist. All coursework is delivered face-to-face.

Specific courses identified as WIL courses are:

BESC1242 Internal Practicum 1 - 12 credit points

BESC1250 Internal Practicum 2 - 12 credit points

BESC1260 Internal Practicum 3 - 12 credit points

BESC1270 Internal Practicum 4 - 12 credit points

BESC1340 External Practicum 1 - 12 credit points

BESC1276 External Practicum 2 - 12 credit points

Internal Practicums - Internal Practicum 1, 2, 3, and 4 - are carried out at the RMIT Psychology Clinic under supervision. Case conferences are held in groups to discuss students’ progress with clinical cases and to expand their clinical knowledge. Case conferences are led by an experienced practitioner. Two External Practicums (field placements) are also undertaken - External Practicum 1 and 2 (minimum of 40, 60 days, respectively). Casework courses, together with field placements, comprise a minimum of 132 days of practicum experience. Students will also complete a research thesis under supervision.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Foundations of Practice 112BESC1461Bundoora Campus
Foundations of Practice 212BESC1462Bundoora Campus
Internal Practicum 112BESC1242Bundoora Campus
Thesis I12BESC1244Bundoora Campus
Assessment and Intervention 112BESC1459Bundoora Campus
Assessment and Intervention 212BESC1460Bundoora Campus
Internal Practicum 212BESC1250Bundoora Campus
Thesis 212BESC1254Bundoora Campus
 
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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Specialist Practice 112BESC1463Bundoora Campus
Specialist Practice 212BESC1464Bundoora Campus
Internal Practicum 312BESC1260Bundoora Campus
External Practicum 112BESC1340Bundoora Campus
Thesis 312BESC1264Bundoora Campus
Thesis 412BESC1274Bundoora Campus
Internal Practicum 412BESC1270Bundoora Campus
External Practicum 212BESC1276Bundoora Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Students transferring from MC002 Master of Psychology will graduate with the degree MC002P16 Master of Clinical Psychology on successful completion of this program.

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