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MHP5072 - Psychological assessment

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Nicole Rinehart


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The aim of this unit is to develop the skills of test evaluation, specifically the ability to interpret and evaluate reliability, validity and normative information, and develop an understanding of the major methods of assessing personality and health behaviours, beliefs and attitudes.


On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand the principles of psychological measurement and their application;
  2. show competency in evaluating psychometric instruments used in the health care setting and for research purpose, test selection, integrating assessment results and providing oral and written communication of assessment results to interested parties;
  3. be proficient in the major assessment techniques of cognitive capacities, personality functioning, and health behaviours, beliefs and attitudes.


Assessment report (3000 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Five-day on-campus workshop