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PY4114 - Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Psychology

Psychological assessment is one of the most important activities performed by psychologists in both professional practice and research. This subject covers three main areas: (1) knowledge of psychometric principles including norms, reliability, validity and test construction; (2) understanding of basic assessment strategies used in psychological practice and (3) skills in the use and interpretation of commonly used standardised psychological test instruments.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise the major psychometric principles of norms, reliability, validity and test construction;
  • demonstrate competent skills in the administration of commonly used psychological tests with consideration of social and cultural context;
  • analyse and integrate assessment data into a psychological report.
Prerequisites: Must complete 72 credit points of level 1, 2, and 3 subjects from an undergraduate Psychology course, and be accepted into the 4th year psychology stream before enrolling in any level 4 PY subjects.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation
    Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (35%); test administration (35%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must complete all three assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% overall

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
    • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation
      Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (35%); test administration (35%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must complete all three assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% overall

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
      Census Date 05-Dec-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
      • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation
        Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (35%); test administration (35%).
        Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must complete all three assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% overall

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
        Census Date 08-Aug-2019
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
        • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation
          Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (35%); test administration (35%).
          Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must complete all three assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% overall

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
          Census Date 11-Apr-2019
          Contact hours:
          • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
          • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation
            Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (35%); test administration (35%).
            Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject, you must complete all three assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% overall

            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.