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PY4114 - Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > 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

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 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Jagdeep Kaur
Lecturers: Mrs Gayle Roe, Dr Beryl Buckby, Dr Jagdeep Kaur, Dr Annabelle Chow.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Jagdeep Kaur
Lecturers: Ms Simone Fischer, Dr Beryl Buckby, Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Lecturer: Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 104 hours - Self directed study and assessment preparation

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.