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PY3107 - Psychological Assessment in Action

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

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 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 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.