This unit is part of the sequence of units that culminates in the degree of Master in Clinical Psychology. This unit is intended to provide advanced knowledge in assessment research, theory and practice necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist. The focus of Assessment II extends from Assessment I and continues to focus on the knowledge and skill development that underpins clinical psychology assessment practice and research. This unit outlines theory, research and practice including the various functions of assessment, the “how to” of assessment, and the various procedures that clinical psychologists employ to serve the various functions of assessment. In terms of techniques, Assessment II will focus on more advanced cognitive assessment techniques, including neuropsychological screening and assessment. Areas of assessment covered include executive function; orientation and attention; memory; intellectual disability; effort; capacity to make decisions; dementia; personality; psychosis and psychological distress. Skill development will include a focus on gaining additional competencies in these areas and will sit alongside continuing skill development in planning and administering assessment batteries that focus on particular referral questions. The importance of considering applications of assessment tools to different cultures is also emphasized.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
PSYC21001 Assessment I
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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. Written Assessment||50%|
|2. Practical Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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:
The learning outcomes link with the Master's Course in Clinical Psychology accreditation standards, as defined by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
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|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|