Research Project (Clinical) A1

PSY70008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester /teaching period

Contact hours

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On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23



Aims and objectives

The aim of the research program in the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) course is to enhance students' awareness of the importance of a scientific research base for the practice of clinical psychology, to consolidate students' practical understanding of research methodology related to clinical psychology, and to teach appropriate research design and clinical analysis skills.
Research Project (Clinical) A1 is the first of the four research units (A1, A2, B1, B2) in the course. The main aim of this unit is to develop a detailed research proposal which will allow a minor research thesis to be completed in the subsequent three research units.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the components of contemporary research in an area related to clinical psychology and analyse the trade-offs in different research designs
2. Conduct research that allows an appropriate project design to be developed
3. Communicate a research design and proposal in written and verbal format
4. Work collaboratively with research partners