PSYC21001 - Assessment 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
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.

Anti-req PSCY20055

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Mixed Mode

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 87.50% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 84.21% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit Coordinator Reflection
Feedback
Create more case-based learning experiences (e.g., interpretation and write-up) across the various standardised tests taught in the unit.
Recommendation
Create case studies based from de-identified data from the CQUniversity Wellness Centre.
Action Taken
Students worked with case studies from the Wellness Centre to learn the relevant psychological assessments and modes of interpretation. Additionally, case studies from other units were utilised to provide students with more learning moments throughout the term.
Source: Unit Coordinator Reflection
Feedback
Break teaching up to allow for practical demonstration.
Recommendation
Create pre-recorded material for lecture content for students to view at any stage.
Action Taken
Video materials of administration of psychometric assessments were uploaded to Moodle, including videos with common errors for students to analyse.
Source: SUTE Unit comments
Feedback
A number of students felt the marking criteria were confusing and could be improved.
Recommendation
The marking criteria and marking rubrics will be revised and updated by the unit coordinator.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Unit comments
Feedback
The dates for one assessment needed to be adjusted, as a result of issues with students' access to Q-Interactive software, which caused stress for students.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and the Head of Course for the Master of Professional Psychology will start the process for students' access to Q-Interactive after their acceptance into the program (both MPP and MCP). This will facilitate students getting access to the software so that they can complete their assessment by the due date.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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