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PY3107 - Psychological Assessment in Action

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to students enrolled in postgraduate psychology programs with the approval of the Head of School.

Psychological assessment is one of the most important professional activities performed by psychologists. This subject covers the major theories and concepts of psychological assessment. In addition, it introduces students to the major assessment techniques currently used by Australian psychologists. These will include intelligence, aptitude, personality, organisational and clinical assessment techniques. Although this is not an advanced subject, students will experience some training in the administration, scoring and interpretation of tests.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate a psychological test;
  • cite the ethical and cultural implications of assessment instruments;
  • apply the basic principles of psychometrics including test construction, reliability and validity;
  • discuss the strengths and limitations of the psychological testing approach.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY3089

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturers: Mr Braden Dunn, Mrs Raquel Peel, Dr Richard Kocsis, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); (40%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
    Lecturers: Dr Carolyn Timms, Mrs Raquel Peel, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); (40%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
      Census Date 11-Apr-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
      Lecturers: Dr Divjyot Kaur, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); (40%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
        Census Date 05-Dec-2019
        Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
          Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); (40%).

          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.