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 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.
|Unit name||Assessment, Professional Roles & Ethics|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Cynthia Honan|Doctor Michael Quinn|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|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|
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- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission into M4O or M4Y or R4A or S4E
One 3-day workshop plus readings.
|Assessment||WAIS Assessment Report - Observations (25%)|WAIS-IV Assessment Report – Interpretation and Conclusion (35%)|Ethical Decision-Making Task (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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