Assessment and Diagnosis

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    Students will be taught about the application of standardised tests and other instruments for evaluating performance and ability across the lifespan and disability or disorder. In addition, assessment of school-based tasks (mathematics, reading, expression, speech, play, etc) will be covered, and students will be exposed to the use of major tests of intellectual ability and emotional/personality development. Issues of test reliability, validity and norming are canvassed as a means of evaluating the usefulness of tests.
    Learning Objectives
    1. To practice the procedures required for valid and individualised assessments of client functioning by administering a range of standardised and criterion-referenced tests.
    2. To review the statistical properties (e.g., validity and reliability) of standardised tests and write a report outlining the practical steps taken in conducting this review.
    3. To select and use evidence-based procedures for analysing testing and observational data and to draw conclusions about some aspect of client performance from those data.
    4. To show effective expressive and receptive communication skills in classroom interactions and written assignments .
    5. To name and discuss the standards required for the ethical administration of tests and testing procedures.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.