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PY5001 - Psychological Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare 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

  • 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;
  • ability to plan a psychological assessment including clinical interview and psychometric testing;
  • ability to integrate test results and clinical data into a useful, problem oriented, report.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face dates TBC, please contact your college for more details.)
Coordinator: Dr Joanna Barlas
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (10%); practical skills (40%); essays (40%); participation (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Joanna Barlas
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Joanna Barlas.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: other exams (10%); practical skills (40%); essays (40%); 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.