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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lillian Nejad / Dr Adam McKay


The DPsych program has established a network of placements in a variety of settings within which students can receive appropriate practica training. The practica coordinator and staff at the agency arrange the placements. Student preferences, practica availability and student training needs are taken account of in this process. Which agency and supervisor, number of days for the practica and also the commencement and completion dates are specified. Students are not permitted to negotiate their own practica or change any practica arrangements without first obtaining approval from the University Practica Coordinator.


By the end of the advanced practicum, students' skills should be extended to:

  1. include management of individuals identified with serious and difficult problems;
  2. independently develop and deliver intervention strategies across a range of areas which reflect an understanding of the current psychological principles and how these can be implemented within service delivery systems.
  3. utilise a full understanding of the complexities of provision of services should be apparent with evidence of appreciation of the wider context in which the client operates and in which the service is provided.


The student's performance at each practica is graded pass or fail. The grade is determined by the DPsych Board of Studies at the completion of each practicum. Satisfactory completion of a practica requires that the student has both performed satisfactorily in the practica and that all documentation in relation to the practica has been signed and returned to the Practica Coordinator at the University. For further details about practica requirements and expectations of students, please see the document entitled Practica Report - a copy of which is available in the appendix of this handbook. Students are advised to familiarise themselves with this document prior to commencing any practica. Further detailed advice on practica requirements will be provided to students prior to commencing the first practica.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Adam McKay