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Doctor of Psychology (Organisational): Practicum II (PSY702)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, Y-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Students must complete practical placements in agencies and organisations appropriate to the organisational psychology specialisation. Students will be advised to select placements that will meet APAC and Registration Board requirements. Students will also attend seminars on professional, practical and methodological issues.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1) Provide a portfolio of work and documentation of completed work and supervision from at least three placement organisations, for a minimum time of 120 days for Masters students and 186 days for D.Psych students.
2) This practical experience will provide you with a wide range of potential learning opportunities associated with the application of psychological best practice in organisational contexts.
Timetabled Learning Activities 16 x 3-hour seminar classes spread evenly over the year from week 1 of S1 to early November. Timetabled concurrently with PSY603/PSY701/PSY702.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is for students to work, under supervision, in external practicum placements in organisational psychology. Practicums can be widely varied in their content, focusing on any area of applications of psychology to work from recruitment and selection, to safety, to training, to research, and much more.
Other Learning Experiences Practical placements: 1500 hours (200 days) plus workshop completion as directed by unit coordinator in total over PSY701/PSY702.
Assessment Students are required to undertake regular supervision with qualified practicum supervisors. Students complete 3 x 45-day and 1 x 65-day placements focusing on different tasks with different supervisors. Students must develop placement objectives in consultation with their supervisor and coordinator, and the placement work is assessed by supervisor feedback, the submission of placement portfolios and log books, and via the presentation of end-of-placement seminars in the fortnightly seminars class.
Prerequisites PSY701 Doctor of Psychology (Organisational): Practicum I; Provisional Registration as a Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia and completion of the first year of the DPsych (Organisational) course.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Chris Van Tonder
Professor Organisational Psychology

e: Chris.VanTonder@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Placement
MURDOCH: S2-Placement
MURDOCH: Y-Placement
Dr Chris Van Tonder
Professor Organisational Psychology

e: Chris.VanTonder@murdoch.edu.au
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