Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedMonash Online Teaching Period 6 2014 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Matthew Mundy


On completion of this unit students will have the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the steps involved in psychological test development.
  2. Critically evaluate the psychometric properties of psychological tests including reliability and validity.
  3. Examine and contrast diverse applications of a range of psychological testing techniques.
  4. Compare and critically appraise the relevant theories of intelligence.
  5. Communicate the social implications of psychological testing and its application in society.
  6. Demonstrate in depth knowledge of the key ethical principles surrounding psychological practice and assessment.
  7. Apply ethical principles to generate possible solutions to ethical dilemmas.

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