Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology
Course code: 2932 ~ Course abbreviation: DPsych(ClinNeuro) ~ 8 semesters full-time, 10 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Clayton; Monash Medical Centre, Clayton)
This higher degree prepares psychology graduates for careers in a broad range of settings by providing advanced training in both research and the skills required for practice in clinical neuropsychology, a field which applies an understanding of the neural basis of cognition, behaviour and emotion to the assessment and treatment of adults and children with neurological and psychological disorders. Clinical neuropsychologists are employed in acute hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged care programs, psychiatric settings and paediatric facilities. Private practitioners undertake a range of work, including medico-legal assessments.
A feature of the DPsych is that its training in clinical neuropsychology is extended through specialisation in a choice of areas. Students take 'Advanced clinical neuropsychology' in their third year, which enables them to gain more specialised knowledge and experience in an area of their choice. Depending upon student demand, options may include:
See also important information about the 'Doctor of Psychology programs' under 'General faculty information' in the 'Faculty information' section of this handbook.
Coursework and practicum placements
The program has been accredited by Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) for the purposes of registration as a psychologist in Australia and full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). In addition, it has been approved by the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists as meeting their requirements for full College membership.
Candidates may apply for full registration as a psychologist in the state of Victoria upon successful completion of all coursework and placement requirements of the course, and submission of their research thesis to the University for marking, and its subsequent approval. Further information about the requirements for registration as a psychologist in Victoria may be found on the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria's website at http://www.psychreg.vic.gov.au.
Postgraduate studies office: telephone +61 3 9905 4359 or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/spppm/pgrad
Professor Jennie Ponsford