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Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    Students completing the Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy should have: * a grounding in the theoretical, conceptual and empirical foundations of professional practice in educational psychology, and the opportunity for students to develop skills relevant to professional practice through supervised professional experience. * the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research in professional educational psychology.
  • Practical experience
    There is a practicum component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy
  • Course description
    Year 1

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    476-649  Working with Groups
    A general review of systems theory and practice is presented, with the particular focus of assisting participants to understand the social system and to develop interventions in that context. The sessions cover: communication in groups (selective per...     Semester 2     12.50

    476-650  Learning Processes and Problems
    This subject reviews contemporary theories of learning, individual differences in learning, competence versus performance, cognitive and social influences on the means by which individuals display knowledge, the development, implementation and evalua...     Semester 2     6.25

    476-651  Psychological Tests
    Psychological tests and testing in educational settings are considered from functional and contextual viewpoints, with emphasis on usage of test results. Test construction and psychometric issues, links between theory and measure, reporting and ethic...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-652  Counselling Skills for Ed. Psychologists
    Counselling skills are taught within a framework that reflects a person-centred model of counselling, focussing in particular on three aspects: the knowledge and skills involved in establishing an effective therapeutic relationship, the skills of ass...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-653  Exceptionality:Assessment & Intervention
    This subject provides relevant information to enable educational psychologists to work with children and adolescents with exceptional needs in regard to identification of exceptionality and appropriate assistance. This includes current policies and p...     Semester 2     12.50

    476-655  Consultation in Educational Settings
    The unit deals with the role of the educational psychologist as a consultant in helping to maximise to develop an organizational policy and intervention programs on a topics such as discipline, bullying, dealing with trauma, or integration. The progr...     Semester 2     6.25

    476-656  Research Methods
    An integrated approach to research in the field of educational and developmental psychology. The interdependence of measurement, design, and analysis is emphasised. Practical aspects of data management and analysis (using SPSS and AMOS) is included i...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-647  Ed Psych Practicum 1
    In this placement the supervisor, in conjunction with the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, offers a designed set of training experiences which are undertaken with the supervisor. The experiences are determined by the opportunities that arise natural...     Year Long     12.50

    472-653  Research Proposal
    No description available     Year Long     12.50

    Year 2

    Points undertaken in the thesis will vary depending on whether you are enrolled full time or part time.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    476-648  Differences
    Mainstream and current research in the fields of personality, intelligence and interests will be investigated. Emphasis is placed on gaining in-depth knowledge of important models within these field, such that students understand the professional imp...     Semester 2     12.50

    476-654  Intervention in Problems of Young People
    The content of the unit deals with an introduction to major approaches such as: Adlerian Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Systems Theory and Humanistic Psychotherapy. A limited number of approaches to intervention from ear...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-647  Ed Psych Practicum 1
    In this placement the supervisor, in conjunction with the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, offers a designed set of training experiences which are undertaken with the supervisor. The experiences are determined by the opportunities that arise natural...     Year Long     12.50

    461-701  PhD Research
    No description available     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

    Year 3

    Points undertaken in the thesis will vary depending on whether you are enrolled full time or part time.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    476-659  Ed Psych Practicum 3
    In this placement a range of experiences appropriate to the setting are designed by the Field Supervisor and Practical Placement Co-ordinator. These include familiarisation of a unique setting through an induction process; independent experiences in ...     Year Long     12.50

    461-701  PhD Research
    No description available     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

    Year 4

    Points undertaken in the thesis will vary depending on whether you are enrolled full time or part time.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    476-660  Ed Psych Practicum 4
    This placement represents the final set of training experiences for the student. In conjunction with the Field Supervisor and the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, a range of experiences are designed. These include: independent assessment and reporti...     Year Long     12.50

    461-701  PhD Research
    No description available     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

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