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PS3011: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 28 Nov 2022 12:30


Course Overview

Psychological assessment is used by chartered psychologists in a number of areas, including clinical, occupational and forensic applications.  The aim of this course is to introduce students to psychometric theory, real life applications of psychological assessment and the legal and ethical issues surrounding test administration.

Topics covered on this lecture based course include: IQ and mood assessment; clinical neuropsychological tests of cognitive dysfunction and memory; assessment of dementia and forensic aspects of assessment (legal malingering).

An ideal course for students intending to secure a career in applied psychology.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Louise Phillips

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will outline and evaluate various methods of psychological assessment and the application of psychological tests and will provide students with an understanding of psychometric theory. The course includes some historical background to developments in psychological assessment, considers applications of psychological assessment in a wide range of settings, and includes discussion of legal and ethical issues surrounding test administration and interpretation.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 12, 14 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 15, 17

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Written feedback on written assignment within 3 weeks after assignment has been handed in. 

Word Count 1200
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyStudents will understand the assessment issues in applying psychometrics to specific populations, e.g. older adults.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of psychological assessment.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to critically evaluate the issues associated with using and interpreting psychometric tests.
FactualUnderstandStudents will have a broad understanding of the principles of psychometric testing.

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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30 Multiple Choice Questions over 30 minutes. Feedback on accuracy.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyStudents will understand the assessment issues in applying psychometrics to specific populations, e.g. older adults.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of psychological assessment.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to critically evaluate the issues associated with using and interpreting psychometric tests.
FactualUnderstandStudents will have a broad understanding of the principles of psychometric testing.

Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to critically evaluate the issues associated with using and interpreting psychometric tests.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of psychological assessment.
FactualUnderstandStudents will have a broad understanding of the principles of psychometric testing.
ConceptualApplyStudents will understand the assessment issues in applying psychometrics to specific populations, e.g. older adults.

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