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Clinical Skills in Neuropsychology (PSYC90082)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYC90082
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

A semester long, lecture and workshop-based subject focussed on (1) advanced issues in neuropsychological testing in professional settings; (2) principles of clinical interaction, including interviewing and history-taking; (3) diagnostic formulation; and (4) report writing. The administration and interpretation of current tests of mood and personality will be considered in detail.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of clinical interaction, including interviewing and history-taking; diagnostic formulation; and report writing.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence administration and interpretation of current neuropsychological measures.

Skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Conduct professional interviews and assessments
  • Perform appropriate standardised psychological testing,
  • Communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language.

 Application of Knowledge and Skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Formulate a conceptualisation of the presenting issues and neuropsychological profile.
  • Construct the clinical approach that is most appropriate for the clinical setting and the individual patient.

Generic skills

Analysis and critical thinking, through evaluating the complex and varying information that needs to be amalgamated for a successful clinical interaction.

Attention to detail, through observation of features that differentiate one individual from another, and appreciation of the significance of detailed observation for effective real world action.

Written communication, through completion of assignments.

Time management and planning, through organising and integrating multiple demands of the subject.

Last updated: 10 April 2019