Clinical Placement 2

Unit code: APC7008 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Footscray Park
APC7005 - Clinical Placement 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


After successfully completing Clinical Placement 1 students will undertake a second clinical placement in a different external agency. Commencement of this second placement will depend on the availability of a suitable placement to meet the training requirements of the individual student. Students will have opportunities to observe clinical professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical psychological activities, and to learn about ethical, legal and organisational planning that are used in delivery at clinical setting. Specific placement arrangements as set out in the Placement Manual will be made by the Placement Coordinator in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Exhibit general professional competence commensurate with the role of an advanced provisional psychologist in a multidisciplinary clinical setting;
  2. Exemplify a high level of professionalism in relation to up-to-date maintenance of log-books, progress notes and clinic files in an external agency;
  3. Exhibit familiarity with the inter-professional context of psychological service delivery and the role of inter-professional collaboration in providing holistic client care;
  4. Implement ethical principles in the contextually specific clinical practice of the particular placement agency;
  5. Exhibit an increasing ability to carry out clinical activities within the particular placement setting in a professional and reflective manner, with due appreciation of the legal and ethical issues involved.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: Pass/Fail
Successful completion of the placement evidenced by the clinical supervisor's written evaluation form
Assessment type: Other
Grade: Pass/Fail
Placement and supervision logs
Assessment type: Report
Grade: Pass/Fail
Clinical case report relevant to the placement context

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