Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Angela Gorman-Alesi


This unit involves 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:

  1. administer and interpret a wide range of psychological tests and assessment instruments
  2. give a diagnosis of clients on the basis of psychometric assessment, interview and mental status
  3. 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.


Three detailed case reports (3 x 2700 words, 100%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week including including minor weekly assignments and practical work

Off-campus attendance requirements

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


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