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PSYC14048 Advanced Psychological Assessment
Advanced Psychological Assessment
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General Information


The aim of this unit is to provide basic theoretical, empirical, and practice knowledge necessary to acquire the skills required to conduct and evaluate psychological assessment. Lectures and readings are aimed at conveying the basic assessment process that occurs within psychological contexts, regardless of therapeutic orientation. The general expectations of this unit are to demonstrate theoretical, empirical, and practice-focused knowledge of assessment frameworks and techniques. As a student, you should expect to gain an increased understanding of basic frameworks and specific assessment procedures involved in psychological assessment (and therapy) contexts.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CC42 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from 1) Have your say - student evaluation


Feedback was given by students that the volume of reading and additional material provided was too much.


Additional recordings such as interviews with psychologists in the field (e.g., with Neuropsychologists and Forensic Psychologist) and additional readings (such as ethical scenarios relating to testing) will continue to be used to support learning; however, resources that are in addition to core material will be clearly noted as such. It will be clearly noted on the Moodle site and reinforced in tutorials that this information is there to enhance / deepen learning. If the material is not directly assessable this will be noted.

Feedback from 1) Have your say 2) Discussions with students 3) email


Request for greater clarification of what will be assessed and examples how the types of questions that will be asked (particularly for online quizzes where past exam questions are not available).


A distinction between what is assessable and what is additional material to support learning and contextualise the practice of assessment will be made in the Moodle site. Examples of quiz questions and final exam questions will be given in each tutorial and discussed. Time will be allocated in tutorials to discuss / answer questions about the assignments.

Feedback from 1) Have your say - student evaluation 2) Discussions with students


A further suggestion was made to more clearly differentiate the material that was essential to the unit (and directly assessable) and what was optional.


The Moodle site will be organised so as to clearly distinguish material that is core/essential and additional readings. A statement regarding this will be made on the Moodle site and in the first tutorial.

Feedback from 1) Have your say - student evaluation


A low rating for Moodle site navigation (particularly when students may need to search for this information under exam conditions).


Logical grouping of resources and material under relevant subheadings will be undertaken to facilitate the location of this information under exam conditions.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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