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PY5001 - Psychological Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 03-Mar-2014 to 07-May-2014 (Two workshops per Study Period, 3-5 March, 5-7 May 2014)
Coord/Lect: Professor Edward Helmes.
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.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor Edward Helmes
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Claire Thompson, <Person not found>, Dr Joanna Barlas.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (10%); practical skills (30%); essays (25%); weekly exercises (25%); participation (10%).

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.