Course Title: Psychological Assessment and Intervention

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Psychological Assessment and Intervention

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BESC1421

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

BESC1421

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

BESC1422

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr James Collett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3712

Course Coordinator Email: james.collett@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.07.016


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course extends your knowledge of the psychometric properties of frequently used psychological assessments, by evaluating them with regards to their utility in informing intervention strategies. Attention is paid to the development of skills needed to correctly administer, interpret, and report such assessments. The course provides a further focus on the concepts and procedures of empirically supported cognitive-behaviour change. You will address underlying theory, therapy activities, and empirical evidence of effectiveness.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH000 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours):

  • PLO 1:  Understand appropriate and relevant fundamental and applied evidence based knowledge and undertake lifelong learning to improve personal and professional practice 
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate a capacity to employ a variety of approaches and procedures to research to permit judgements and decisions to be supported by appropriate evidence that places practice within a global and local context.
  • PLO 3:  Applies knowledge to diagnose and solve problems in a wide range of diverse situations, with an ability to work independently or with others and incorporate the analysis of evidence based scientific literature to solve psychological problems.
  • PLO 5: Maintains tolerance and respect for individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, holding diverse values, adhering to professional expectations and demonstrating ethical behaviour.


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the psychometric properties of frequently used psychological and intellectual assessments.
  2. Describe the concepts and procedures involved in psychological assessment and diagnosis.
  3. Evaluate the theories, assessments, and empirical treatment literature for a range of psychological conditions.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be required to attend one lectorial or equivalent per week. Learning activities will build on your knowledge and provide a solid theoretical and practice driven basis for your learning. You will be expected to explore scientific literature to further support and consolidate your learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed supplementary readings will be available via Canvas and RMIT Library.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Psychological Assessment Report

Weighting 45%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Cognitive Testing Report

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 3: Formative Online Quizzes

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3