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Principles of Psychological Assessment

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX3332 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Principles of Psychological Assessment

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Evaluate the historical and theoretical basis of psychological testing
    2. Remember, understand, and apply statistical procedures to describe the psychometric properties of a test
    3. Generate a psychological test and examine its adequacy using empirical procedures
    4. Evaluate the theoretical and empirical bases of psychological tests used to assess the main domains of cognition and personality
    5. Evaluate the application of psychological tests in a variety of domains of psychological practice (e.g., organisational and clinical contexts)

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


(PSY248 or PSYU2248 or PSYX248 or PSYX2248) and (10cp at 2000 of PSY or PSYU or PSYX units)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSYC332
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PSYU3332 Principles of Psychological Assessment

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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