Credit points: 10
This unit provides an introduction to assessment, integrating the scientist-practitioner roles of the professional psychologist. The focus is on concepts and techniques that are foundations for other units in the course. The assessment process, emphasising a problem-solving orientation, is examined. Psychometric theory and its relationship to testing is reviewed. Principles of assessment interviewing are outlined. The contribution of tests and testing to this process is considered in detail. Techniques of test administration and interpretation, with a particular emphasis on the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, are explored. Communication of psychological assessment outcomes, particularly through report writing, is given close attention. Lectures and seminar presentations are augmented through students' self-directed experiential activities.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Admission to SMCP or SDPCP or SMCNP or SDPCN
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Developed ability to select appropriate assessment techniques and instruments for psychological assessment
- Active particpation in lectures/tutorials throughout the subject
02. Developed ability to administer psychologicaltests, to write assessment reports, and to communicate effectively through report writing
- Administration of selected psychological tests and writing of case reports
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|class participation and reading||20||01|
|videotaped testing session and written reports||Demonstrated professional level of expertise in the use and administration of specified psychological tests||80||02|