University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PSYCHOL 7232 - Psychological Assessment

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to M Psych (Health) and PhD/MPsych(Health) students only or by permission of Head of School
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: Honours level knowledge of the purpose for assessment and the basic principles and practices of psychometric testing.
Assessment: Assignments

This course aims to introduce students to the principles and practice of psychological assessment. The course will focus on a small number of widely used norm-referenced tests of intellectual abilities as well as diagnostic interview schedules, and both clinician rated and self-report measures used in the assessment of emotional and behavioural problems across the lifespan. Students will become familiar with the strengths, limitations, interpretation and presentation of findings from a variety of assessment instruments and will learn skills in both assessment planning and report writing. Students will learn about the ethical and social implications of assessment in a variety of contexts including socially and linguistically diverse populations. Opportunities for practice administration of assessment tools will be provided.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18585 SE01 20 12 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 9am - 12pm  
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 9am - 12pm  
Note: These classes will be held in Hughes 527.