Courses & Units

Clinical Psychology PSY305

Introduction

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including
psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based
treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies
employed by clinical psychologists in the treatment of various mental health
conditions. Students will participate in both face-to-face and self-directed practical
classes, which will facilitate their understanding of a range of psychological and
psychiatric disorders.

Summary

Unit name Clinical Psychology
Unit code PSY305
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Christine Padgett
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the major symptomatology, aetiology, and outcomes associated with a range of mental health conditions.
  • Evaluate the evidence based therapeutic approaches used in clinical and related mental health settings, including the effects of cultural, individual, and social factors which might influence treatment efficacy and outcomes.
  • Apply research evidence and critical thinking skills to solve problems encountered by psychologists in clinical settings, including ethical practice.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 $1,037.00 $2,567.00

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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

PSY223 - Health and Psychological Wellbeing

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA200 AND KHA220 AND KHA254 AND KHA255 AND KHA354 AND KHA355|KHA305

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 2 hours weekly

Practical: 2 hours weekly

AssessmentOnline Practical Quiz (10%)|Exam (40%)|Practical Skill Development. (10%)|Case Formulation and Treatment Plan. (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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