Courses & Units

Psychological Assessment and Measurement PSY324


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
Unit code PSY324
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Grace Fitzallen
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the psychological assessment process in the context of clinical and non-clinical populations.
  • Illustrate how equity and diversity principles impact decisions about psychological assessments and/or measurement.
  • 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.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



PSY211 OR KHB100


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour practical weekly

5hrs weekly Independent Learning

AssessmentEvaluations (15%)|Case Study – Scoring (20%)|Case Study – Reflection (25%)|Video Presentation (40%)
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