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Unit of Study BHS20001 - Psychological Assessment (2015)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate knowledge of types and uses of psychological tests
2 demonstrate an understanding of societal and ethical issues surrounding psychological testing including factors that may unfairly bias assessment and some potential solutions
3 understand methods for test construction and scoring
4 understand and apply the statistics used to judge the appropriateness (e.g., culturally, developmentally) and psychometric properties of tests (e.g. explain, analyse and report reliability and validity coefficients)
5 describe a number of common psychological tests of ability, personality and clinical diagnosis
6 understand major issues regarding selection, administration, and scoring of tests, and interpreting and reporting assessment results
7 write a clear, concise description of test and interview results.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of types and uses of psychological tests
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of societal and ethical issues surrounding psychological testing including factors that may unfairly bias assessment and some potential solutions
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. understand methods for test construction and scoring
    • GA4:
  4. understand and apply the statistics used to judge the appropriateness (e.g., culturally, developmentally) and psychometric properties of tests (e.g. explain, analyse and report reliability and validity coefficients)
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. describe a number of common psychological tests of ability, personality and clinical diagnosis
    • GA4:
  6. understand major issues regarding selection, administration, and scoring of tests, and interpreting and reporting assessment results
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  7. write a clear, concise description of test and interview results.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

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