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MHP5102 - Placement I

8 points, SCA Band 1, 0.167 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Gavin Sullivan


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Students will undertake the first of three 42-day placements in a health organisation under the supervision of a health psychologist who is a member of the APS College of Health Psychologists. Placement seminars, which will be held at the residential schools, will cover topics relevant to the professional practice of health psychology. No more than 42 days of the total placement requirement can be undertaken at the student's current employment. Students will be required to register as a probationary psychologist with the Victorian Psychologist Registration Board before they commence this placement.


On successful completion of this placement unit students will:

  1. appreciate the role of health psychologists working in rural and remote health organisations and the interface between health psychology and other health professions;
  2. have learned assessment and treatment skills and the preparation and delivery of health promotion programs.


Three placement reports (500 words each): 30%
Case study (1500 words): 20%
Supervisor's reports : 50%
Student logbook: hurdle requirement

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Five-day on-campus workshop


MHP5011, MHP5032, MHP5051,