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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Roodenburg


Research based intellectual, academic, personality, and psychopathology assessment of children from pre-school age to adulthood. Practice in the administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of psychological tests. Limitations of such tests. How to report findings. Relevant cultural, ethical and professional issues.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand the current research literature on psychological testing, and demonstrate knowledge of the professional ethical, cultural and psychometric issues which arise when assessing and reporting on the intellectual and academic abilities, personality and psychopathology of individuals across the lifespan; knowledge of basics of psychological test construction; initial skills in administration and scoring of intelligence tests, psychopathology and personality instruments, behavioural checklists and tests of academic attainment suitable for use with individuals and groups across the lifespan; basic skills in the administration and scoring of tests for individuals with sensory and neurological deficits; an ability to select appropriate means of assessment for individuals of different ages and deficits and to report their conclusions accurately and concisely.


Class presentation and two minor assessment tasks (2000 words each)
one major assessment task (4000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Roodenburg

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential school


Successful completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year sequence in psychology.