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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
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Unit description

Develops knowledge and skills in methods of observation, measurement and psychometric assessment, including the use of formal psychological tests. Ethical and cultural factors as they relate to psychological assessment are considered throughout the unit.

Unit content

Introduction and unit overview

  • Psychological testing and assessment
  • Historical, cultural, legal and ethical considerations (including the APS Codes of Ethics)
  • Research in Psychological Assessment
  • Intelligence and its measurement
  • Tests of intelligence
  • A brief stats refresher; reliability and validity
  • Tests and testing
  • Personality assessment overview and methods
  • Clinical and counselling assessments
  • Assessments in the disability sector (functional analysis, adaptive functioning measures, case management, etc...)
  • Preschool and educational assessment; Paediatric testing and assessment
  • Neuropsychology

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain psychological assessment and psychometric concepts from a critical perspective
2describe methods for test development and scoring
3examine key concepts relating to clinical cut-off scores and cross-cultural assessment
4critically reflect on self-administration of a psychometric test

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain psychological assessment and psychometric concepts from a critical perspective
  2. describe methods for test development and scoring
  3. examine key concepts relating to clinical cut-off scores and cross-cultural assessment
  4. critically reflect on self-administration of a psychometric test

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Online Quiz20%
Online Testing Exercise & Reflective Essay35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Online Quiz20%
Online Testing Exercise & Reflective Essay35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Online Quiz20%
Online Testing Exercise & Reflective Essay35%
Essay45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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