Courses & Units

Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 1 PSY702


This unit considers common professional and ethical issues in psychological practice. Students are introduced to key ethical codes, guidelines, standards and legislation relevant to psychology practice. Ethical decision-making models will be applied to real-world case examples to assist students in identifying ethical and professional issues, responsibilities and obligations.


Unit name Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 1
Unit code PSY702
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Mandy Matthewson
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and communicate ethical and professional issues arising in psychological practice in written and oral form.
  • Apply existing ethical codes, guidelines, and standards to respond to common ethical and professional issues that arise in psychological practice.
  • Demonstrate non-maleficence, beneficence and respect in professional psychological practice.

Fee Information

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Teaching Pattern

2hr Seminar weekly, 3hrs independent learning weekly

AssessmentAssignment (50%)|OSCE (50%)
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You will need access to the following text:

Morrissey, S.A., Reddy, P., Davidson, G.R., Allan, A. (2015). Ethics and Professional Practice for Psychologists. Second Edition. Melbourne, VIC: Cengage

Additional readings will be provided by the lecturers and placed on MyLO

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