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PSY5050 Research Applications for Psychologists

Short Description: Research Applications for Psyc
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPPS or MCPS or be undertaking the course as professional development


The understanding of research theory and how it applies to psychological practice is an essential skill for all practitioners. This course provides training in the development of knowledge and skills necessary for evaluating research evidence relating to assessment and treatment options and integrating this new information to ensure ongoing best practice. The ability to effectively monitor, evaluate and reflect on individual practice will also be explored in depth.

Topics covered include: evidence-based practice; practice-based research; conducting literature searches and reviews; common research methods and analyses relating to clinical practice (including single-case design studies); evaluating research findings; generating research questions and hypothesis testing; selecting assessment and treatment options; outcome monitoring and evaluating change in individual clients; refining interventions to improve retention; and cultural and diversity research and practice implications.

These skills and knowledge will facilitate ongoing refinement of practice throughout a practitioner's career.

Attendance at the four on-campus workshops and completion of one self-directed workshop is mandatory. Dates of the four workshops will be according to the 'Workshop Schedule' which will be emailed to students at the outset of the program.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 9 December 2021