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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology for 2015

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Why study Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology?

Through coursework, clinical placements and a major research thesis, this degree will give you a deep understanding of the neural basis of cognition, emotion and behaviour and qualify you to assess and treat children and adults with neurological and psychological disorders.

This course is delivered over four years, full time, or eight years, part-time, by our School of Psychological Sciences, which boasts leading researchers into addiction, culture, neurodevelopment, brain injury, ageing, mood disorders, sleep and other areas that affect mental health and behaviour.

School researcher and director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Professor Jennie Ponsford, recently won the prestigious Robert L. Moody Prize in the US for her world-class clinical and research work over 30 years, in which she characterised problems associated with traumatic brain injuries and developed effective treatments.

Associate Professor Nikki Rickard, who has discussed her work on ABC Radio's Life Matters program, uses music to gain insights into the neurobiological foundations of emotion processes, while Dr Govinda Poudel uses Monash's advanced biomedical imaging facilities to identify specific neural pathways associated with neurodegenerative diseases.

Your core coursework units in the degree's first two years cover such areas as neuroanatomy, neuropsychological assessment, fundamentals of professional practice and neuropsychological rehabilitation.

In your third year, you undertake clinical placements and gain experience in specialist areas, which could include rehabilitation or child and adolescent, geriatric, and psychiatric neuropsychology.

Your supervised research project - a 60,000-70,000 word thesis on a topic of special interest, accounting for 70 per cent of your assessment - is an opportunity to bring together the knowledge gained from your coursework, placements and experience to contribute new insights into the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology.

You can study at our Caulfield, Clayton or Monash Medical Centre campuses and put your career on a path followed by many of our graduates, who have gone on to fill senior research and clinical positions in Australia and elsewhere.

Professional recognitions

Australian

This degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. On completion, you can apply for membership of theAustralian Psychological Society (APS) and full registration as a psychologist.

Gaining endorsement as a clinical neuropsychologist requires at least another year of approved, supervised, full-time-equivalent practice under a supervisor, approved by the Psychology Board of Australia. You can then also apply for membership of the APS's College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Research Training Scheme (RTS)
RTS places are available to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time
  • On-campus at Monash Medical Centre: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 2932

CRICOS code: 040812K

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Contact

School of Psychological Sciences Postgraduate Programs Office: telephone +61 3 9905 3968; email hdr.psych@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/course/pgrad/dcn-index.html
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Research Degrees Office, telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email med-research.degrees@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/research

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 39,900 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • On-campus at Monash Medical Centre: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 2932

CRICOS code: 040812K

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

For enquiries contact the Monash University Institute for Graduate Research
Telephone: +61 3 9905 1538
Email: research.degrees@monash.edu

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Applicants must have a bachelors degree with honours 1 or honours 2A in psychology from Monash University, or have qualifications which in the opinion of the Research Graduate School Committee are equivalent for a satificatory substitute. The bachelors degree must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. In addition to their academic record, applicants will be selected on the basis of their personal suitability for clinical psychology, with factors such as referees reports and presentation at a selection interview considered.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

English requirements for international students

Gaining the required result in one of the following tests of English language:

A minimum overall IELTS test score of at least 6.5; with no individual band score less than 6.0.

A minimum TOEFL score of either;

In the written, 550 with a TWE score of at least 4.5. or

In the internet-based TOEFL, an overall score of 79 with at least 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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  • Career opportunities

    You will graduate ready to pursue a career as a researcher or practising psychologist. You could work in acute-care hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged-care or paediatric facilities and a range of psychiatric settings. You could also work as a private practitioner, providing valuable neuropsychological services, including medico-legal assessments.

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