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Unit details

HPS779 - Psychological Assessment

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Emma Gould

Corequisite:HPS778
Incompatible with: HPS979
Contact hours:

3 hours per week (class)

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 is a practical unit aiming to familiarise students with a range of psychological assessment methods commonly administered in a clinical setting. While the main focus will be on testing, other major methods of clinical assessment will be covered, namely behavioural observation, interviewing and case studies. Various categories of tests will be discussed, evaluated and administered, including cognitive and intelligence tests, ability tests, personality tests, and tests of mood states. The role of such tests in diagnostic work will be emphasised as well as their research value and prognostic and therapeutic use. Particular skills required will be practised through 'hands-on' experience.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: WAIS administration, interpretation, and WAIS-IV/MMPI-2 report (3000 words) 60%

Assessment task 2: WAIS IV scoring exercise 10%, MSE report (1000 words) 30%

The WAIS administration component of the assessment in this unit is a competence based assessment and will be marked as pass or fail based on specific criteria.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2934$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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