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DPSY5104 - Fundamentals of professional practice

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Dr Nicki Dowling


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit comprises a two day workshop, held prior to the commencement of formal course-work, seminars, site visits and student presentations. Material will be presented in various formats including didactic teaching, small group exercises and role plays. Seminars will be supplemented by readings and handouts. All students will participate in a small group presentation on a relevant topic. Each presentation will consist of proximately 40 minutes followed by 20 minutes of class discussion. The site visits are designed to expose students to a range of different demands that psychologists face in different work environments.


Assessment is based on self-evaluation of counselling skills videos (pass/fail basis) and a final examination (100%).

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