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HPS715 - Psychological Assessment

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology and H664 Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Pre-Practice)

Unit chair:

Linda Byrne

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Content

This unit provides an overview of the psychological assessment of an individual for various purposes and in a range of contexts. Major psychological tests will be studied with respect to their theoretical basis, construction, reliability, validity and applicability, including tests of ability, personality, attitude, mood and occupational suitability. Both child/adolescent and adult populations will be considered. The process of formulative psychological opinion in casework will be introduced. Report writing skills will be developed and ethical issues discussed.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Case report (500 words) 15%
Assessment task 2: Group assignment - creation of online assessment resource (500 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Case report (1500 - 2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: MCQ Examination (2 hours) 35%

Prescribed texts

Groth-Marnat, G. (2009) Handbook of Psychological Assessment, 5th edition, N.J, John Wiley and Sons

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon


2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:


Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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