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PY5302 - Evidence-based Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject, students will gain hands on practice at tailoring and delivering a variety of evidence-based interventions across the lifespan, as appropriate to cultural contexts. Therapies covered in this subject centre on Cognitive Behavioural Therapies up to and including third-wave approaches. Students will participate in interactive learning opportunities such as role plays and case studies to apply their knowledge and skills in preparation for future placement. Reflexive practice opportunities will be a focus in this subject to assist with the development of lifelong learning skills and personal and professional development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and justify advanced psychological knowledge in the formulation of, and development of treatment plans for psychological disorders, to facilitate quality outcomes for diverse populations;
  • Select and tailor developmentally and culturally appropriate evidence-based interventions for diverse populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those who are culturally and linguistically diverse;
  • Demonstrate skills in the delivery of evidence- based interventions for client groups of varying age, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status, including expert communication with a range of stakeholders;
  • Reflect critically and respectfully on the practice of one's self and others working within the interprofessional health care team to develop quality practice, and to plan ongoing professional learning.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case report 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Prototype - (40%) - Individual
  • Audio of CBT skills demonstration 15%; written critique and reflection 15% - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: pass every assessment item; attend all scheduled classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

PY5001 PY5003 PY5006 PY5007 PY5011 PY5012 PY5013 PY6001 PY6002 PY6003 PY6010 PY6015 PY6201 PY6202 PY6203


JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Kelly Horne
Lecturer: Dr Adaline Ng.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Intensive
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Face to face teaching (N/A)
Coordinator: Mrs Kelly Horne
Lecturers: Ms Carolyn Heward, Dr Meegan Kilcullen, Mrs Kelly Horne.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.