Professional and Ethical Practice

Course code PSYC6501Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt 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.
Content. 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.
Replacing Course(s)None
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIt is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: OralClinical viva
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne essay
Contact HoursSeminar: for 18 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology or PhD in Health Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical & Health Psychology degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6501