Psychological Assessment Across the Lifespan PG (11822.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles of psychometrics used in the practice of clinical psychology;
2. Demonstrate advanced skills in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardised psychological tests across the lifespan; and
3. Select, apply, and interpret psychometrics across the lifespan, in an appropriate and culturally responsive way.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
Prerequisites10071 Introduction to Assessment and Intervention PG
Equivalent units10073 EBT Adult PG, 8028 EBT Children Adolescents and Families PG
Assumed knowledge10071 Introduction to Assessment and Intervention PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rowena Beecham|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||27 May 2024||On-Campus||Dr Rowena Beecham|
Required Reading (available online in the UC Library):
- American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).
- Lichtenberger, E. O., & Kaufman, A. S. (2012). Essentials of WAIS-IV assessment (Vol. 96). John Wiley & Sons.
- Flanagan, D. P., & Alfonso, V. C. (2017). Essentials of WISC-V assessment. John Wiley & Sons.
There will also be additional required reading listed on the unit Canvas site, which will consist of key articles or additional chapters related to the specific lecture/workshop content. You are strongly encouraged to read these additional assigned readings before the class in which they will be covered.
- Weiss, L. G., Saklofske, D. H., Holdnack, J. A., & Prifitera, A. (2019). WISC-V: Clinical use and interpretation. Academic Press.
- Groth-Marnat, G. (2009). Handbook of psychological assessment. John Wiley & Sons.
- Kaufman, A. S., Raiford, S. E., & Coalson, D. L. (2015). Intelligent testing with the WISC-V. John Wiley & Sons.
- Schneider, W. J., Lichtenberger, E. O., Mather, N., & Kaufman, N. L. (2018). Essentials of assessment report writing. John Wiley & Sons.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Additional Information about Submission
Assignment 1 (administration of the WISC-V or WAIS-IV) will require uploading of large files. It is suggested that you plan for extended upload times, and be mindful of bandwidth and data upload limits for your internet plan. You might choose to use a wired connection and/or upload files while on campus.
Non-audiovisual files must be uploaded as pdf or word documents.
In each assessment task, an ungraded pass is achieved by demonstrating competency across all task requirements. If a student is marked as just below competency standards on some criteria, they will have the opportunity to address these criteria through one resubmission to demonstrate competency at appropriate standard. For the “Administration of WAIS-IV or WISC-V”, this may involve re-administration to address competencies. The Unit Convenor will provide specific feedback in these circumstances to inform the student of the issues and criteria to be addressed. However, if the assignment still does not meet appropriate competency standards following resubmission, a fail grade will be applied. If a student is marked as below competency standards on all criteria, there will be no option to resubmit and a fail grade will be applied.
Students must submit/attempt all assignments to be eligible to pass the unit and must achieve an ungraded pass in all assessment tasks to achieve an ungraded pass for the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit is delivered in face-to-face mode. Students should familiarise themselves with attendance rules in the Master of Clinical Psychology course. It is expected that all students will attend all workshops. If you cannot attend a workshop, you are encouraged to discuss this absence with the Unit Convener in advance. Workshop absences in extenuating circumstances will require Unit Convenor approval and appropriate supporting documentation, as non-attendance may impact a student's ability to demonstrate competency. Material will not be repeated for those who miss a workshop and material discussed in workshops will be assumed to be known by all, even those who do not attend. Students are also expected to attend workshops on time and work effectively with others.
Required IT skills
It is highly recommended that students have access to and are familiar with:
Operating system: Chrome OS, Linux, Mac OS 10.9 or higher, or Windows 10
Browser: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari 9 or above
Software: Microsoft Teams
Work placement, internships or practicums