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PY4114 - Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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

  • Written > Examination - In class - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (35%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical assessment 1 - (35%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

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

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

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jagdeep Kaur
Lecturers: Ms Simone Fischer, Dr Beryl Buckby, Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Jagdeep Kaur.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jagdeep Kaur
Lecturers: Ms Carolyn Clark, Mrs Gayle Roe, Dr Beryl Buckby, Dr Jagdeep Kaur, Dr Annabelle Chow, Ms Kyla Ross.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • 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.