This unit must be taken in the first year of enrolment in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) or Master of Professional Psychology programs.
This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to conduct a competent psychological assessment. Relevant clinical and theoretical literature will be reviewed, with an emphasis given to the practical skills needed to evaluate, administer, score and interpret commonly used clinical instruments. Issues of clinical judgement and decision-making/clinical inference will also be considered.
In this unit you will learn skills needed to conduct an initial interview assessment, cognitive assessment and assessment of mood in a competent and ethical manner. Practice and ethical issues around confidentiality and limits to it will be discussed. How to conduct a competent and ethical risk assessment and your response to such an assessment will also be covered. In each seminar you will be required to engage in and complete activities involving practice and ethical issues as they relate to assessment.
|Unit name||Current Issues in Assessment|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Michael Quinn
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $417.00||2020: $1,222.50||090701|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
- MEXCL - KHA766
2-hr seminar weekly
Written report (max. 2500 words; 50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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