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Hobart, Launceston


Seminars in Launceston will be delivered by video-conference


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 psychologists, 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 2020

Unit name Assessment, Professional Roles & Ethics
Unit code KHA453
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Dr Cynthia Honan/Dr Michael Quinn

Teaching staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




Prior completion of a three-year APAC accredited sequence in psychology.


Teaching Pattern

One 3-day workshop plus readings.


Ethical decision making task 40%, assessment report 25% (1200 words), assessment report 35% (800 words).

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