Courses & Units

Advanced Topics in Psychology Practice KHA459

Hobart, Launceston


In this unit, students will develop pre-professional competencies in psychology as well as gain further understanding of the professional practice roles psychologists undertake across a broad range of employment settings.  Students will learn about the theory and practice of psychology for a variety of psychological disorders, problems, and workplace settings. Students in this unit will develop an understanding of how social, historical, professional and cultural factors influence the science and practice of psychology across varied settings. Students will also learn the key communication and interaction skills psychologists use in professional practice. As such, this unit will promote the scientist-practitioner model of the practice of psychology through real-life examples, case studies and role-play.  Learning exercises simulate the real world of psychology practice as closely as possible. To this end, when you come to class you will be engaging in “work experience” in a simulated workplace in which you are providing services based on psychological principles.


Unit name Advanced Topics in Psychology Practice
Unit code KHA459
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Prof Jenn Scott and Dr Kimberley Norris

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 090701

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Teaching Pattern

2 x two-day workshops.


Assessment Task 1: Applied problem solving assignment (maximum 1500 words; 50%).

Assessment Task 2: Skills Demonstration (maximum 1000 word assignment and 15 min interview, 50%).

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