Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Alex Pieterse


Practical casework in psychological assessment. Skills include diagnostic testing in a clinical context, personality and neuropsychological tests for screening purposes, and cognitive and intelligence testing. Strategies for testing different age groups. The unit will emphasize the relationship of psychopathology to assessment and diagnosis.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • administer and interpret a wide range of psychological tests and assessment instruments;
  • they should be able to give a diagnosis of clients on the basis of psychometric assessment, interview and mental status;
  • write a comprehensive assessment report and they should also have acquired the necessary theoretical and psychometric background to assess the value and uses of assessment instruments.


Practical work and fieldwork
Minor weekly assignments
Three detailed case reports (3 x 2700 approx. each = 8100 approx. words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

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


EDF6501 and successful completion of an Australian Psychological Society (APS) accredited four year sequence in psychology