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Advanced Psychological Assessment (PSY598)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit examines the major theoretical issues, practical applications and ethical considerations associated with individual and group psychological assessment and measurement techniques.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic assessment strategies in situations appropriate to psychological practice.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of psychometric theory and principles of the construction, cultural, considerations, implementation and interpretation of psychological assessment.
3. Demonstrate an awareness of psychological assessment and ethics relevant to the different psychological professions.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues relating to the use of psychological assessment.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1.5 hours per week; Tutorials: 6 x 2 hours per teaching period.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is to blend the seminar content provided by subject matter experts with extensive experience in psychological assessment with self-directed learning. The lectures are structured around the core textbook and clear links with the relevant chapters are made. Links to online materials are provided via LMS to further enhance self-directed learning and are similarly structured around the lecture topics. The online links provide access to alternate texts, videos and real world examples.
Assessment Assignments:
1. Written report on basic assessment strategies in situations appropriate to psychological practice (30%) - aligns with ULO 1, 3, 4. Written feedback is provided including completion of a standardised marking guide.
2. Written report on psychometric theory and principles of the construction, cultural considerations, implementation and interpretation of psychological assessments (30%) - aligns with ULO 2, 3, 4. Written feedback is provided including completion of a standardised marking guide.
3. Examination (40%) - aligns with ULO 1-4.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych), Psychology with Honours (BA (Hons)) or Psychology with Honours (BSc (Hons)).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY431 Psychology: Principles of Psychological Assessment may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Psychology Honours (BA(Hons))
Psychology Honours (BSc(Hons))
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
PSY598
Dr Danielle Mathersul
Lecturer in Psychology

e: Danielle.Mathersul@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts
PSY598

KAPLAN-SGP: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Danielle Mathersul
Lecturer in Psychology

e: Danielle.Mathersul@murdoch.edu.au
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