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Advanced Topics in Psychology Practice KHA459


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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Aaron Drummond
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast evidence-based approaches for psychological interventions.
  • Appraise the role of diversity on psychological practice in a range of settings
  • Adapt and apply psychological science skills to a range of workplace contexts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090701 $1,892.00 $888.00 $1,037.00 $2,567.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 x two-day workshops.

AssessmentSkills demonstration and reflection (45%)|Applied Problem Solving Assignment (45%)|Group Presentation (10%)
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