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PSYC22006 - Clinic Team IV

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a follow-up to the previously completed Clinic Team III unit, this unit is intended to provide advanced, supervised practice skills necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist. This unit facilitates the further development of professional skills such as the ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Clinic Team IV will provide you with the opportunity to continue to develop your knowledge, skills, and volume of learning with regard to clinical psychological practice. You will be provided with the opportunity to learn in a community based setting, and to plan, develop and share a case conceptualisation.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: PSYC22005 Clinic Team III

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 Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 25%
2. Professional Practice Placement 40%
3. Presentation 10%
4. Group Work 5%
5. Case Study 10%
6. Reflective Practice Assignment 10%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the detailed feedback on their weekly reflective journal entries.
Recommendation
Continue to provide weekly feedback on the reflective journal entries.
Action Taken
Weekly grading and feedback on the journal entries was given.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the relevant topics of the weekly classes and the residential school, including some topics of their own choosing.
Recommendation
The class topics were partly based on student choice and the residential school topics were based on previous student feedback. It is therefore recommended to continue to provide some choice of topics in class and to plan residential school topics based on student feedback.
Action Taken
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this unit was taught entirely online in 2020. The Residential School was cancelled and replaced with a two-day online workshop plus extended class sessions to cover essential topics. This left no opportunity for students to choose additional topics.
Source: Student feedback via Moodle 'Have your Say'.
Feedback
Students disliked the viva assessment task but also stated they thought it was important to their learning. Students noted that the viva feedback would have been more useful if delivered earlier, either mid-year or in the Residential School. Students thought having this feedback earlier would have allowed them to implement changes through the reflective practice process
Recommendation
Investigate possibilities for changing timeframe of Vivas so that students do this earlier in the term or in the Residential School for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via Moodle 'Have your Say'.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the class format of lectures on practical aspects of clinical psychology, such as the Mental Health Act and Registrar program, group supervision and student case presentations.
Recommendation
Continue with the class format of lectures, group supervision and student case presentations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and nonspecialist audiences.
  2. Apply theoretical knowledge into areas of applied psychological practice through the development and delivery of evidence based interventions.
  3. Incorporate the process of ethical decision making and its application within psychological practice.
  4. Demonstrate practical and theoretical skills to plan, justify case formulation and intervention strategies both individually and in group collaborative teams.
  5. Drawing on evidence based practices, develop case conceptualisations illustrating a body of knowledge that includes theory, diagnoses, and intervention.
  6. Reflect critically on knowledge, skills, and ability to adapt to a multidisciplinary approach.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Presentation
4 - Group Work
5 - Case Study
6 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Presentation
4 - Group Work
5 - Case Study
6 - Reflective Practice Assignment