HPY723 - Psychological Assessment in Practice


2023 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 - Master of Professional Psychology




Incompatible with:

HPS779, HPS979

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

Students are expected to spend an average of 150 hours over the trimester engaged in learning activities. This includes 11 weekly recorded content (duration 1-2 hours each), 7 x zoom sessions/seminars (Mondays 12.30-1.30pm, dates to be advised by Unit Chair during orientation, 3 x compulsory intensive all day learning activities (dates and times as advised by Unit Chair during orientation) and self-directed learning activities.


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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