HPY723 - Psychological Assessment in Practice


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H744


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HPS779, HPS979, HPY740
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour lecture (recorded)
1 x 1 hour seminar
3 x 1 day practical experience (workshop)


This is a practical unit aiming to familiarise students with a range of psychological assessment methods commonly administered in psychological practice. While the main focus will be on testing, other major methods of psychological assessment will be covered, including behavioural observation and interviewing. 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 prognostic and therapeutic use. Particular skills required will be practised through 'hands-on' experience.

Hurdle requirement

  • Administration of WAIS-IV online. Given access to Q-global online test administration, students will submit their WAIS administration online, administering all subtests except for the timed Block Design, Coding and Symbol Search.

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