Program Structure

MCP (MACLIPSY1000)

The Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) involves two years of full-time study and includes three components; academic course work, supervised clinical placements and research. The academic coursework involves lectures, workshops, forums and seminars by the University academic staff. Qualified Clinical Psychologists provide trainees with supervised clinical practice in the internal Psychology Clinic as well as a variety of external teaching hospitals and clinics. The program includes a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical placement experience. The research component requires students to plan and execute a research-based project on a clinical topic.

YEAR.SEM

Coursework

Placement Research
1.1 3 days 1 day 0.5 day
1.2 1.5 days 2 days 1 day
2.1 1 day  3 days 1 day
2.2 1 day  2 days  2 days

Course Structure MCP

Coursework

CP

Placement CP Research CP
Treatment across the lifespan 6 Clinical skills and Placement 1A 6    
Assessment across the lifespan 6 Placement 1B 6    
Research, ethics & professional practice 3     Research, ethics & professional practice 3
Specialised areas of practice 6        
Health & Neuropsychology 6        
Case & research seminars 1 3     Case & research seminars 1 3
Reflective practice & Placement 2 3 Reflective practice & Placement 2 3 Research project 1 6
Advanced models & seminars 6 External placement 1 6 Research project 2 6
Case & research seminars 2 3 External placement 2 6 Case & research seminars 2 3
Case & research seminars 3 3     Case & research seminars 3 3
Total

45

(46.9%)

 

27

(28.1%)

 

24

(25%)

Enrolment Plan MCP - Full Time

Stage of Enrolment Unit of Study Credit Points Unit of Study Type
Year 1 Semester 1 PSYC6082 Treatment Across the Lifespan 6 Coursework
PSYC6083 Assessment Across the Lifespan 6 Coursework
PSYC6089 Research, Ethics and Professional Practice 6 Coursework/Research
PSYC6078 Clinical Skills and Placement 1A 6 Coursework/Placement
Year 1 Semester 2 PSYC6085 Specialised Areas of Practice 6 Coursework
PSYC6079 Placement 1B 6 Placement
PSYC6084 Health and Neuropsychology 6 Coursework
PSYC6072 Case and Research Seminars 1 6 Research/Placement
Year 2 Semester 1 PSYC6086 Reflective Practice and Placement 2 6 Coursework/Placement
PSYC6080 External Placement 1 6 Placement
PSYC6076 Research Project 1 6 Research
PSYC6073 Case and Research Seminars 2 6 Research/Coursework
Year 2 Semester 2 PSYC6087 Advanced Models and Seminars 6 Coursework
PSYC6081 External Placement 2 6 Placement
PSYC6077 Research Project 2 6 Research
PSYC6075 Case and Research Seminars 3 6 Research/Coursework

MCPPhD (MACLPPHD1000)

All students who apply for the MCP & PhD degree will need to be both accepted into the MCP course and meet the School of Psychology's requirements for acceptance into a PhD program (including having a supervisor who agrees to supervise the PhD project). These students will be granted a provisional offer of acceptance into the PhD program. On completion of the first full-time year of the MCP, students will enroll part-time in the MCP and enroll full-time in the PhD for the remainder of this program.

Enrolment Plan for MCPPhD - Full Time

Stage of Enrolment Unit of Study Credit Points Unit of Study Type
Year 1 Semester 1    PSYC6082 Treatment Across the Lifespan 6 Coursework
PSYC6083 Assessment Across the Lifespan 6 Coursework
PSYC6089 Research, Ethics and Professional Practice 6 Coursework/Research
PSYC6078 Clinical Skills and Placement 1A 6 Coursework/Placement
Year 1 Semester 2    PSYC6085 Specialised Areas of Practice 6 Coursework
PSYC6079 Placement 1B 6 Placement
PSYC6084 Health and Neuropsychology 6 Coursework
PSYC6072 Case and Research Seminars 1 6 Research/Placement
Year 2 Semester 1   Full time enrolment in PhD - Research
PSYC6086 Reflective Practice and Placement 2 6 Coursework/Placement
PSYC6073 Case and Research Seminars 2 6 Research/Coursework
Year 2 Semester 2   Full time enrolment in PhD - Research
PSYC6087 Advanced Models and Seminars 6 Coursework
PSYC6076 Research Project 1 6 Research
Year 3 Semester 1   Full time enrolment in PhD - Research
PSYC6080 External Placement 1 6 Placement
PSYC6077 Research Project 2 6 Research
Year 3 Semester 2   Full time enrolment in PhD - Research
PSYC6081 External Placement 2 6 Placement
PSYC6075 Case and Research Seminars 3 6 Research/Coursework
Year 4 Semester 1 Full time enrolment in PhD - Research
Year 4 Semester 2 Full time enrolment in PhD - Research
Year 5  Semester 1 Full time enrolment in PhD - Research