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Master of Applied Psychology (Health)

Length - 2 years full-time/4 years part-time

Eligibility for professional registration/ membership after graduation

  • Full registration with Psychologists Board of Queensland
  • Eligible for associate membership of APS College of Health Psychologists

Coursework
Focuses on core competencies to become a registered psychologist in Queensland, plus specialist topics in health psychology.

Thesis
Thesis is of a standard size for a Coursework Master’s in psychology, focusing on an area of interest within the realm of health psychology.

Placements
4 placements: At least 1 in health promotion, at least 1 in a clinical health setting.

Conceptual orientation
Applied psychology and health psychology

 

Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology

Length - 3 years full-time/6 years part-time

Eligibility for professional registration/ membership after graduation

  • Full registration with Psychologists Board of Queensland
  • Eligible for full membership of APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Eligible for full membership of APS College of Health Psychologists
  • Eligible to apply to British Psychological Society for full registration

Coursework
Focuses on providing training to become a clinical psychologist, plus specialist topics in health psychology.

Thesis
Thesis is of a larger size than that of a Coursework Master’s in psychology – it is the size of a Research Master’s thesis.

Placements
5 placements: At least 1 in health promotion, at least 1 in a clinical health setting.

Conceptual orientation
Clinical psychology and health psychology

For more detailed information, please see the course lists for the two programs compared above, as well as the websites for the UQ Applied Psychology and Clinical Psychology programs.

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