Courses & Units

Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 2 PSY710


This unit aims to provide students with a critical overview of ethical and professional issues relevant to clinical psychology practice. Ethical decision-making models will be applied to real-world case examples to assist students in identifying issues pertaining to complex and nuanced ethical and professional dilemmas. Students will be required to consider dilemmas involving competing ethical and professional duties and responsibilities. Students will also consider the interplay between ethics, morals, values and legal codes, as they relate to clinical practice.


Unit name Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 2
Unit code PSY710
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Elly Quinlan
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

  • Formulate and communicate written and oral responses to complex ethical and professional dilemmas as informed by ethical codes, guidelines, standards, legislation, theory and research in clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the intersection between ethics, morals, values and legal codes, as they relate to clinical psychology practice.

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.



Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 1

Concurrent Prerequisites

Clinical Psychology Placement 2

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

2hr Seminar weekly

AssessmentEthical and professional decision making OSCE (50%)|Interdisciplinary ethical and professional decision-making task (50%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Recommended readings will be suggested by the teaching staff during semester.

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