Courses & Units

Assessment, Professional Roles & Ethics KHA453

Launceston, Hobart

Note:

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 by providing supervised experience in conducting assessment interviews, and in the administration and interpretation of personality, IQ and other cognitive tests 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 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 solid working knowledge of the administration of a small number of tests. Students will also have a good 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
Available as student elective? No
Level Honours

Availability

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

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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 1002$1,002.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into M4O or M4Y or R4A or S4E

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One 3-day workshop plus readings.

AssessmentWAIS Assessment Report - Observations (25%)|WAIS-IV Assessment Report – Interpretation and Conclusion (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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