Courses & Units

Professional Practice 2 KHA740



This unit considers clinical practice and ethical issues relevant to the practice and profession of clinical psychology. The unit aims to develop clinical practice skills and knowledge necessary for students engaged in psychology placements. Clinical practice or ethical issues relevant to the practice and profession of psychology are discussed and problem solved.

The format involves case presentations with professional input from the unit co-ordinator and peer and expert review. Discussions are linked to clinical theory and students are assisted to develop skills in self-evaluation of their clinical competencies and to identify goals and strategies for enhancing best practise from the scientist practitioner framework. Students also learn the skills for writing succinct and professional therapy reports for referral agencies and case files.


Unit name Professional Practice 2
Unit code KHA740
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Prof Jenn Scott
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $417.00 2020: $1,222.50 090701

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Teaching Pattern

2-hr seminar weekly


Case Presentation - 20 mins max. (40%);

Case Report - 1500 word max. (60%)

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