In this unit you will undertake a mandatory fieldwork placement, consisting of 30 hours placement or the Fieldwork Placement Alternative Project*, and in-class course work.  Fieldwork requires you to apply your knowledge and use your interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. In the workshops you will investigate your fieldwork experiences in the light of psychological theory. Assignments take this process further by asking you to apply psychological frameworks to the real-life work issues arising from your fieldwork experiences.

All placement activities (Fieldwork Placement Alternative Projects) for this unit must be pre-approved and authorised by the Undergraduate Psychology Placement Officer. Credit will not be applied retrospectively for unauthorised activities. Students may be required to complete a proportion of the placement hours before undertaking the unit.  Further information to help you prepare for APP3028 Fieldwork unit, as well as details on the criteria and procedures for enrolment and successful completion of this unit can be found at: https://www.vu.edu.au/current-students/careers-opportunities/placements-...

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APP3028

Prerequisites

APP2014 - Psychology 2B

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect upon and work towards self-directed, professional development goals;  
  2. Exhibit a cycle of practice-reflection-practice to guide their learning and to link academic with applied experiences;  
  3. Elucidate fieldwork related issues and propose solutions; and  
  4. Critically review how theory and skills can be applied to work issues, professional roles and settings.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Develop and write learning goals for fieldwork (1400 words) 20%
Journal 2-part Reflective journal: (Two journal entries: 1000 words each) 40%
Report Link between fieldwork exp and theory. Part A: 5 minute individual presentation (PowerPoint slides with notes - 800 words) & Part B: 500 words report 40%

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