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DPSY7231 - Clinical health and medical psychology part 2

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Professor Paul Martin

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

The aim of this unit is to develop students' skills in the application of clinical psychology training to health and medical settings. Specialised areas such as reproductive health and fertility, perinatal and infancy issues, loss and grief, terminal illness and trauma will be examined. Group and individual interventions in health and medical settings will be a focus of this subject. The area of health promotion will be introduced and students will complete a joint project.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have increased their knowledge of specialised areas within health and the medical setting;
  2. have developed skills in both individual and group therapy with medical patients;
  3. have an understanding of specific techniques such as pain management;
  4. have a better understanding of planning and desiging projects aimed at health promotion.

Assessment

Log book documenting observation/practical work (hurdle requirement); written report (3000 words) of a psychological intervention for a patient with a medical condition (40%); written report (4000 words) of an evaluation of a group program that has been conducted with medical patients (40%); submission of a plan for a Health Promotion project developed by the group (20%).

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