PSY6102 - Psychological assessment - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rene Stolwyk


Dr Rene Stolwyk

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Students will be introduced to general principles of adult psychological assessment. They will learn how to apply a range of cognitive, behavioural and personality assessment techniques. Students will be exposed to a range of different tests and scales and will learn how to administer, score and interpret them. They will learn how to formulate psychological assessment findings and communicate this information to a range of stakeholders. Furthermore, students will cover important aspects of assessment including psychometric, ethical and cultural issues.


  1. Critically evaluate and manage psychological assessment referrals.
  2. Design and appraise findings from behavioural observation for initial psychological assessment.
  3. Select cognitive and personality assessment tools appropriate for individual referrals and administer assessments in a standardised fashion.
  4. Appropriately score and interpret data from cognitive and personality assessments and integrate these within client case formulations
  5. Communicate assessment findings to a range of stakeholders across different mediums.


Psychological Measure Evaluation (35%)

  • Behavioural Assessment (Hurdle requirement)
  • Administration and Scoring of PAI (Hurdle requirement)
  • Administration and Scoring of WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (Hurdle requirement)

Case Report (65%)

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