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PY5304 - Assessment in Psychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is designed to develop skills in psychometric assessment across the lifespan. Students will use assessment techniques to inform interpretation in the synthesis of culturally appropriate assessment methodologies. Students will be guided through the assessment process, including hypothesis development and selection of appropriate psychometric and other assessment tools. Students will learn to gather, interpret and integrate data from multiple sources to address referral questions and make recommendations for the management of presenting problems. Ethical practice and professional communication will be a strong focus of this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • integrate, synthesize and apply psychological knowledge, information, and culturally responsive skills to plan and perform ethical and evidence- based psychometric assessment and report writing;
  • apply advanced communication skills in data gathering, interviewing and administering tests.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: pass every assessment item; participate in all scheduled classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY5001 PY5003 PY5006 PY5007 PY5011 PY5012 PY5013 PY6001 PY6002 PY6003 PY6010 PY6015 PY6201 PY6202 PY6203

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 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.