PSYC21002 - Assessment II

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is intended to provide you with advanced knowledge and skill acquisition at Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accreditation Standards Level 4, which represents professional and specialised areas of practice competencies necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist. Specifically this unit aims to build your competency in assessment research, theory and practice of more complex psychological pathology and presentations. This will include specific focus on more advanced cognitive assessment techniques, including neuropsychological screening and assessment. You will build knowledge and skills specific to culturally-responsive reflective practice approaches in complex psychological assessment, which will be integrated throughout the teaching, learning and assessment within this unit.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PSYC21001 Assessment I

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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton

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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 45%
2. Presentation 35%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Student feedback during class and in end of year internal evaluations
Feedback
Students requested more practical learning opportunities for delivering cognitive assessments
Recommendation
To include more hands-on practical opportunities to practice the delivery of tests and for this to occur earlier in the unit.
Action Taken
Students were provided with hands-on practical opportunities of test delivery during this unit and were exposed to these opportunities from as early as week 1 in the term.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Suggestions for more breaks and/or interspersing of other activities to improve student engagement with unit content and to break up the three-hour lecture block.
Recommendation
Reconfigure structure of the three-hour lecture block to better balance content delivery and practical skills application. Collaborative negotiation of scheduled breaks at commencement of unit, which results in an agreement that meets both the needs of students and lecturer to optimize learning engagement and teaching facilitation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Textbooks are expensive and not utilised by all students during the unit.
Recommendation
To offset text book expense' students to be directed to e-book versions or library copies of text-book where available. The importance and value of keeping up to date with prescribed weekly readings to consolidate, enhance and enrich learning, to be emphasised with students at commencement of unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Timely turnaround for assessment marking, with ample constructive feedback, was appreciated. The type of assessment tasks and the formulation-reformulation nature of the assessment collective worked well, with real-world application clearly evident.
Recommendation
Carry existing format across into 2020 and continue a similar teaching and learning approach for the assessment component of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in unit evaluation.
Feedback
Multi-mode delivery of lecture material and lecturer preparedness was appreciated and enriched the learning experience.
Recommendation
Continue to apply similar methods and approach to teaching and learning in 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically apply theoretical knowledge and a culturally responsive scientist-practitioner approach to the selection and implementation of psychological tests, within the context of complex psychological assessment
  2. Justify and communicate evidence-based integration of advanced assessment techniques in oral and written format
  3. Demonstrate working knowledge of brain functions as they relate to neurological dysfunctions within the context of clinical psychology assessments.

These Learning Outcomes are intended to link with the CG17 Master of Clinical Psychology course Learning Outcome "Conduct culturally responsive assessment of psychological disorders to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples" (Learning Outcome number 3).

The PSYC21002 Learning Outcomes align with the 2019 Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation guidelines for for Level 4 Graduate Competencies specific to assessment in clinical psychology; 4.2.1.i, 4.2.2.i, 4.2.2.ii, and 4.2.2.iii.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Online Quiz(zes)