Professional and Ethical Practice
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces students to the foundations of professional and ethical practice, and includes teaching on the 'scientist-professional' model, evidence-based practice, ethics and codes of conduct, relevant legislation, record keeping and report writing, practice management, the organisational contexts for the practice of psychology, personal safety, negotiation skills and conflict resolution, and respect for diversity, including indigenous and multicultural issues.
At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:
1. Define the various roles of psychologists within the organisational contexts of their professional practice.
2. Understand the legal and ethical constraints on their practice and be able to work within them.
3. Write, clear, concise and relevant reports and keep appropriate records of their work.
4. Demonstrate sensitivity to human diversity, including intercultural and indigenous issues.
. The 'scientist-professional' model and evidence-based practice.
. Professional ethics and codes of conduct.
. Legislation relating to the professional practice of psychology.
. Record keeping, report writing, and practice management.
. The organisational contexts for the practice of psychology.
. Diversity, including indigenous and multicultural issues.
. Personal health and safety, including stress management and aggression minimisation.
. Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term