University of Technology Sydney

96839 Psychological Assessment, Ethics, and Professional Skills

6cp; 3 x 1 hour (online, e.g., Zoom), 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities)
Requisite(s): 96832 Introduction to Psychology Foundations AND 96833 Introduction to Psychological Science
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Psychological assessment, ethics and professional skills are at the core of applied psychological practice and research. In this subject, students get hands on experience in the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological assessment tools. They gain an understanding of the importance of using valid and reliable assessment tools in psychological practice and research. The subject also covers the Code of Ethics that guides and governs psychological work, enabling students to learn how to navigate relevant ethical dilemmas. Skills developed in this course provide a good foundation in the professional skills required by students wishing to pursue a career in applied psychology.

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