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PY5001 - Psychological Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (40%)
  • Test administration - (40%)
  • Test review - (20%).
PY5301 PY5302 PY5303 PY5304 PY5305 PY6301 PY6302 PY6303


JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Joanna Barlas.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 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.