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PY5001 - Psychological Assessment

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

This subject will provide advanced knowledge and skills in psychological test administration, interpretation and report writing. The main areas of psychological assessment that will be addressed include behavioural, cognitive, clinical and personality assessment. A lifespan perspective will be taken when critically reviewing psychological tests. Basic knowledge of psychometric assessment, including knowledge of the construction, implementation and interpretation of the more widely used standardised psychological test instruments is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • critique commonly used psychological tests in clinical practice applying psychometric principles of norms development, reliability, validity, test construction and test administration;
  • demonstrate skills in the use of psychological assessment tools and processes;
  • integrate, interpret and synthesise clinical psychological assessment data with knowledge of psychopathology to inform case formulation, diagnosis and intervention;
  • integrate assessment results and clinical information into a professionally formatted psychological report.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face dates TBC, please contact your college for more details.)
Coordinator: Dr Sarah Lutkin
Lecturers: Dr Kerry McBain, Dr Meegan Kilcullen, Dr Beryl Buckby, Dr Sarah Lutkin.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: assignments (40%); test administration (40%); test review (20%).
    Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Sarah Lutkin
    Lecturers: Dr Beryl Buckby, Dr Sarah Lutkin.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: assignments (40%); test administration (40%); test review (20%).

      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.