This unit offers a systematic approach to understanding psychological assessment and measurement. Consideration is given to a range of psychological assessment strategies and how these can be applied across a range of contexts . This unit is designed to provide you with foundational skills and knowledge relevant to research and pre-professional training. Throughout the unit, you will develop practical skills and knowledge to a foundational level of competence in relation to psychological assessment, appropriate test selection , and evaluating the efficacy of assessment tools.
|Unit name||Psychological Assessment and Measurement|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Grace Fitzallen|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Compare and contrast the psychological assessment process in the context of clinical and non-clinical populations.
- Illustrate how equity and diversity factors affect decisions about psychological assessments.
- Critically apply psychometric knowledge in the development and evaluation of standardised assessment tools
- Illustrate how distinct psychological assessment techniques can influence the measurement and interpretation of psychological functioning
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PrerequisitesPSY211 OR KHB100
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop fortnightly
|Assessment||Evaluations (25%)|Oral Presentation (30%)|Written Assignment (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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