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LP10560: Introduction to assessment

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, ES 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (1200 words) (ES 50%)
  • Role Play Exercise Evaluation (1200 words) (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit explores the process of assessment and identifies relevant domains for assessment. It introduces assessment as a dynamic, multi-disciplinary process, which involves and motivates the client, and responds to changing needs.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit, students will be able to:
* Identify relevant domains for assessment.
* Describe a model of assessment as a multi-disciplinary process, which involves the client, is dynamic, motivating and responds to changing needs.
* Demonstrate an attitude of collaboration with the client, to maximise the client's motivation and responsibility for change
* Demonstrate and reflect on the principles of assessment by semi-structured interview.

Intellectual Skills
* Analysis of verbal reports and data from questionnaires [T/A]
* Categorising and prioritising areas of need [T/A}
Professional Skills
* Use of counselling skills to structure, track and pace interviews [T/F]
* Using diagnostic criteria to identify hazardous/harmful use and dependence [T/A]
* Assessment of Risk [T/F]
Practical Skills
* Observing and learning from demonstration interviews [F]
* Carrying out mock interviews in the classroom [T/F]
Key Skills
* Note taking and Report writing [T/F]
* Essay research, preparation and writing [F}
* the use of IT to communicate and manage information [F]

This unit is concerned with:
* Domains of comprehensive assessment.
* Psycho-social history - structure and purpose.
* Psycho-social history - interviewing demonstration and practice.
* Substance use history - structure and purpose.
* Substance use history - interviewing demonstration and practice.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP10560 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)