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PY5001 - Psychological Assessment in Professional Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject will provide training and experience in the practical details of test administration, interpretation and report writing. The main areas of psychological assessment with adults will be addressed. Forms of assessment covered will include behavioural assessment, cognitive, personality, and neuropsychological evaluation. Child and adolescent assessment will also be introduced. The variety of tools available for psychological assessment will be critically reviewed. Understanding of the basic principles of psychometric assessment will be assumed.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to integrate test results into a useful, problem oriented, report;
  • knowledge of relevant issues in the use of assessment tools, including psychometric properties, use with minority groups, ethical concerns and the limitations and strengths of psychometric versus clinical evaluations;
  • the acquisition of skills in test administration, scoring and the interpretation of test results;
  • the development of skill in test evaluation and selection.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Nigel Marsh.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (10%); practical skills (30%); essays (25%); weekly exercises (25%); participation (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 27-Feb-2012 to 02-May-2012 (Two workshops per Study Period, 27-29 Feb & 30 April -2 May)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (10%); practical skills (30%); essays (25%); weekly exercises (25%); participation (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.