This unit is intended to provide you with knowledge and skill acquisition at Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accreditation Standards Level 3, which represents professional and specialised areas of practice competencies necessary for working as a psychologist. Specifically, this unit aims to build your competency in theoretically informed selection, administration, interpretation, and integration of standardised psychological testing into broader assessment of cognition, intelligence, and learning. You will build knowledge and skills specific to culturally-responsive reflective practice approaches to psychological assessment.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Students must be enrolled in CG17 Master of Clinical Psychology or CL68 Master of Professional Psychology.
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).
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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).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical Assessment||0%|
|2. Written Assessment||0%|
|3. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)||0%|
|4. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
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Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 45.45% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Learning outcomes are based on Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 9 criteria and level 3 core competencies specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC):
3.2 Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways,
3.4 Perform appropriate standardised psychological testing, as part of broader assessment, to assess and interpret aspects of functioning,
3.5 Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy,
3.6 Conduct professional interviews and assessments and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment of risk, to formulate a conceptualisation of the presenting issues to determine the most appropriate interventions, including management of risk, and
3.8 Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language (APAC, 2019, p.13-14).
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|2 - Communication||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•|
|4 - Research||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
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