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Advanced psychological assessment ( 12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr A P Greenway

Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2006 (OCL)

Synopsis: Practical casework in psychological assessment. Skills include diagnostic testing in a clinical context, personality and vocational assessment, neuropsychological tests for screening purposes, and cognitive and intelligence testing. Strategies for testing different age groups. Child assessment. Students should contact the lecturer approximately three weeks before the commencement of the semester.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to administer and interpret a wide range of psychological tests and assessment instruments. Students should be able to write a comprehensive assessment report and they should also have acquired the necessary theoretical and psychometric background to assess the value and uses of assessment instruments.

Assessment: Practical work and fieldwork + Minor weekly assignments + Three detailed case reports (3 x 2700 appox. each = 8100 approx. words): 100%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements: Note: Off-campus students must attend a one-week Residential school

Prerequisites: Completion of an APS accredited major sequence in psychology