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Psychology and civil law ( points)


Leader: Professor James Ogloff

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The subject will commence with an overview of the civil arena and examination of the concept of tort liability for negligence. Seminars will focus on personal injury litigation (including such issues as workers' compensation, "compensation neurosis" and "functional overlay", assessing psychological impairment, post traumatic stress disorder, head injury and its sequelae, chronic pain, occupational stress, compensation and recovery). Students will observe the operation of various tribunals and boards and observe psychologists conducting assessments in civil matters (e.g., personal injury, guardianship and administration, testamentary capacity).

Assessment: 2000 word essay assessing ability to apply psychological theory and research to civil court matters; log book documenting observation practical work (hurdle requirement).

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