Master of Psychology - Health

The University of Adelaide

The Master of Psychology (Health) is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to practise as a registered psychologist. One of only two health psychology degrees currently available in Australia, the Master of Psychology (Health) allows students to develop the psychological skills and clinical expertise to work with physical health-related issues. Learning from teachers who are leaders in the discipline, students gain insight into the prevention and management of disease and illness; the promotion and maintenance of health; the psychological factors that contribute to illness; and the improvement of the health care system and health policy. Along with coursework and research components, the degree also provides hands-on experience in health promotion and clinical health psychology with three supervised industry placements totalling over 1000 hours in a variety of government and non-government organisations. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to apply for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and find work in a wide variety of public and private settings. Further postgraduate supervision is required to become an endorsed health psychologist. Prospective applicants should note that entry to this degree is competitive and strict quotas apply.

Course Fee:


International: $75,000

Entry Requirements:

Honours Psychology degree; two referee reports, details of relevant work experience and details of any published works; interview

Structure:

This program commences in January of the first year of study. Students enrolled in full-time study will normally complete seven courses of study and one placement during the first year and two further placements and the research project during the second year. Placements consist of one in health promotion and two in clinical health psychology. The research thesis is in the form of a literature review and a research article of a specified length.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology

Recognition:

The degree provides graduates with the tertiary-level education required to be eligible for registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. After a period of supervised registrar practice, graduates may apply for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Health Psychologists and also endorsement by the Psychology Board of Australia as a health psychologist.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 2 years

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