Evidence-based practice is integrated throughout the Master of Professional Psychology and aligns with the scientist-practitioner model. It is essential that you establish and evaluate your professional practice work based on scientific research. This unit will equip you with knowledge and skills related to the conduct of research evaluation in a professional practice context. Building on the research question and research plan you developed in Research and Professional Practice in Psychology (PSYC20056), in this unit you will complete an evaluation report or review which answers an individual question relevant to the professional practice of psychology.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Self assessment||0%|
|2. Research Assignment||100%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 15.38% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Learning outcomes are related to core competencies specified by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), program of study criteria as stated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and specifications for study at level 9 as indicated by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
This unit addresses Professional Competencies as specified by the Australian Psychology Accrediation Council (APAC). This unit specifically aligns to the following APAC competencies:
3.2 Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways.
3.3 Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner, with a range of socially and culturally diverse clients.
3.8 Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language.
3.10 Demonstrate respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals.
3.15 Evaluate the effectiveness of their professional practice, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes where needed.
3.16 Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice.
3.17 Investigate a substantive individual research question relevant to the discipline of psychology.
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|1 - Self assessment||•|
|2 - Research Assignment||•||•|
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|1 - Knowledge||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
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