Courses & Units

Research Skills in Clinical Psychology 1 PSY704


This unit is designed to provide students with a grounding in research within a clinical context. Specifically, the aim of this unit is to provide students with the skills to read, and interpret clinically relevant literature, and then be able to use this knowledge to: a) design a research project that will form the basis of your thesis requirements for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) b) inform your practice as psychologists


Unit name Research Skills in Clinical Psychology 1
Unit code PSY704
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno
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 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate research evidence to provide frameworks for intervention in psychologically relevant settings
  • Create, develop and justify a research project with appropriate research design and analytic techniques.
  • Calculate and interpret a range of clinically relevant statistics

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



PSY702 Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 1

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA716 and KHA736


Teaching Pattern

2hr Seminar weekly,  2hr workshop fortnightly

AssessmentPractical Interpretations of Research/Statistical Methods (5%)|Development of an evaluation plan (45%)|Research Proposal (50%)
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