0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Psychological Sciences
- 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.
- Critically evaluate and manage psychological assessment referrals.
- Design and appraise findings from behavioural observation for initial psychological assessment.
- Select cognitive and personality assessment tools appropriate for individual referrals and administer assessments in a standardised fashion.
- Appropriately score and interpret data from cognitive and personality assessments and integrate these within client case formulations
- 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%)