Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1.5 hours of lectures/seminars per week for a 12-week semester |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Completion of psychology studies to fourth-year (Honours) level. At the beginning of the subject it will be assumed that students are familiar with basic concepts of psychological assessment in particular the concepts of validity and reliability as covered in introductory tests such as:
Anastasi, A., & Urbini, S. (1997). Psychological Testing (7th E). Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Cohen R.J., & Swerdlik M.E., (2005). Psychological Testing and Assessment. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill, Boston, or equivalent.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements, Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Stephen Bowden
This subject introduces professional coursework students who are studying a clinical or clinical neuropsychology to the principles and practice of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, covering childhood and adulthood. Current trends in the theoretical understanding of personality, psychopathology and cognitive ability will provide the conceptual basis assessment practice. It will be shown that psychological and neuropsychological assessment is best understood to include all aspects of the clinical encounter which lead to diagnostic case formulation. In particular, the subject content will address the application of techniques derived from psychological science to enhance correct classification of psychological conditions.
A written report of 1000 words (25% of assessment), to be submitted mid-semester
An end-of-semester two-hour written examination (75% of assessment).
Kaufman, A.S., & Lichtenberger, E.O. (2009). Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment. John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Anderson, V., Notrham, e., Hendy, J., & Wrennal, J. (2001) Developmental Neuropsychology: A Clinical Approach. London: Psychology Press.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Written,oral and interpersonal communication skills
Master of Psychology (Clinical Child Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy |
Master of Psychology (Clinical Child)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)/Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy
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