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HPS905 - Advanced Clinical Assessment

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Linda Byrne



Incompatible with: HPS705
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class per week


This unit deals with assessment for clinical syndromes with a view to planning treatment and evaluating progress. It also provides students with the skills to develop clinical profiles of clients in their placements. Topics include: the use and interpretation of specialised and in-depth tests, including projective techniques and multi-dimensional personality inventories, emphasising the development of a conceptual framework for conducting clinical assessments. Psychological testing is used to complement and enhance the clinical assessment. This unit aims to expand the students' expertise in following through specific hypotheses and utilising appropriate tests, and their skills in assessment, diagnosis and report writing. Each student will complete three comprehensive clinical reports of increasing complexity on hypothetical cases.


Assessment task 1: Case profile (2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 2: Case profile (2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 3: Case profile (2000 words) 30%

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