Courses & Units

Assessment, Professional Roles & Ethics KHA453

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Seminars in Launceston will be delivered by video-conference

Introduction

A major aim of this unit is to extend students’ theoretical understanding of assessment issues, assessment practice and reporting. The unit will provide supervised practical experience in the administration and interpretation of IQ and other tests commonly used by practising psychologists. Other aims are to develop an awareness of ethical and intercultural issues, and the role of the professional psychologist, and to develop professional report writing skills. At the end of this course students will have a solid understanding of the issues involved in test selection, administration and reporting across the full age range, and will have a working knowledge of the administration of a small number of tests. Students will also gain an understanding of how assessment interviews are conducted. Key ethical issues in professional practice are discussed and familiarity with the Code of Professional Conduct and relevant registration legislation are developed.

Summary

Unit name Assessment, Professional Roles & Ethics
Unit code KHA453
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Cynthia Honan|Doctor Michael Quinn
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the professional practice of psychological scientists and psychologists using ethical principles, codes, and guidelines, and appropriate laws
  • Integrate knowledge of psychometric assessment processes and results profiles to develop client-focused recommendations and reports
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,445.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into M4O or M4Y or R4A or S4E

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x half day workshops 

AssessmentProfessional Assessment Report - Background (25%)|Assessment Report – Interpretation and Recommendations (35%)|Ethical Decision-Making Task (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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