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Unit details

HPS715 - Issues in Psychological Assessment

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Unit chair:

Linda Byrne

Contact hours:

3 hours per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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: Group assignment - creation of "Assessment" WIKI (500 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Case report (1500 - 2000 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2853$3112

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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