HPS715 - Principles of Psychological Assessment


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: 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, H650 - Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced), H664 - Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Pre-Practice)

Psychological Assessment





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 90-minute seminar (campus) per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 90-minute seminar (online) per week


This unit introduces the theoretical and psychometric basis of psychological tests. It will then provide 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, and mood. Both child/adolescent and adult populations will be considered. The process of formulating psychological opinion in casework will be introduced. Report writing skills will be developed and ethical issues discussed.

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