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Clinical health and medical psychology part 1 ( points)


Leader: Associate Professor Sandra Lancaster

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject covers the application of clinical psychology training to health and medical settings. The field of health psychology will be introduced together with theoretical frameworks linking psychological and physical aspects of health and illness. The focus will be on psychological issues associated with various medical conditions at all life stages (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age, and on the application of appropriate assessment skills for various health/medical contexts.

Assessment: Log book documenting observation/practical work (hurdle requirement); written report (3000 words) of a comprehensive psychological assessment (including cognitive and projective testing) of a patient with a medical condition (80%); oral case presentation (20%).

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