Courses & Units

Clinical Psychology PSY305


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.


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


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

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. 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.

Fee Information

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 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,445.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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PSY124 or KHA111

Mutual Exclusions

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



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

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