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.
|Unit name||Assessment, Professional Roles & Ethics|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Cynthia Honan|Doctor Michael Quinn|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission into M4O or M4Y or R4A or S4E
2 x half day workshops
Online seminars, online lectures, self-directed readings and quizzes.
|Assessment||Professional Assessment Report - Background (25%)|Assessment Report – Interpretation and Recommendations (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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