Courses & Units

Advanced Ethics and Professional Practice KHA757



This Unit addresses unique challenges in ethical, legal and practice issues that psychologists may encounter in their professional work with specific client groups or workplace settings. It covers the psychological management approaches most likely to be effective for these presentations, groups or settings. Students will be introduced to assessment and psychological management in relation to multi-cultural and indigenous psychology, working with couples and families and preparing for professional practice.

The topics covered in this unit aim to prepare candidates for workplace settings in their final‐year supervised internship in psychological practice, after graduation from the Master Professional Psychology, and prior to moving from provisional to general registration.


Unit name Advanced Ethics and Professional Practice
Unit code KHA757
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Prof Jenn Scott and Dr Leesa Van Niekerk

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2019.

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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 x Lectures (110 minutes) weekly


Written report (max. 2500 words) 50%

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 50%

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