- One semester/teaching period
- 36 hours and 2 workshops
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
Aims and objectives
The aim of this unit is to provide the necessary professional knowledge and skills to develop and deliver psychological services for the purposes of illness prevention and health promotion, stress management, therapeutic interventions for the medically ill, pain management and rehabilitation after illness or injury. The second part of this unit focuses on civil law, and will facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant to the arena of civil law and the common matters on which psychologists are asked for advice.
Unit Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this unit graduates will be able to:
1. Acquire and apply a substantial body of knowledge and skills that are necessary when developing and delivering psychological services for the purposes of illness prevention/health promotion and recovery from illness.
2. Expertly evaluate and communicate the breadth of matters falling within the arena of civil law and the common matters on which psychologists are asked for advice.
3. Develop a comprehensive understanding and consider the factors that complicate the assessment and treatment of personal injury claimants and of the particular features of victims of crime and other traumatic events.
4. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the role of health on psychological functioning.
Courses with unit
A unit of study within the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology).