DP-Basics of the psycho-educational diagnosis 2300-MS2-DP-PDP
The main focus areas are as follows:
1. General concept of diagnosis. Educational assessment vs. psychological assessment
2. Objectives and functions of psychoeducational diagnosis
3. Different approaches to the diagnosis, various kinds and models.(examples)
4. Conditions of diagnostic process: diagnostic contact, reluctance, main principles.
5. Factors determining the validity of a diagnosis. Reasons for errors in diagnosis. Diagnosis vs. common knowledge.
6. Ethical and legal issues associated with diagnostic process.
7. Definition of diagnostic methods, techniques and tools.
8. Interview: classifications, comparative characteristics of structured, semi-structured and unstructured interview.
9. The character of unstructured (informal) interview, its structure, types of questions, the meaning of the contact with an interviewee, analysing and interpreting interview data.
10. Questionnaire: definition, classifications, application in individual diagnosis.
11. Observation: types of observation, the essence and the subject of informal observation, analysing, interpreting and applying observation data.
12. The analysis of documents and work samples.
13. Methods of psychological diagnosis; a concept of measurement in psychology, psychological test definition and its characteristic: validity, reliability, objectivity, standardisation, measurement errors. Classification of psychological tests and examples of applying them in psychological and educational diagnosis.
14. Projective techniques, their assumptions and characteristics,
15. Selected techniques of neurological diagnosis and possible ways of applying such data in psychoeducational diagnosis.
Type of course
After completing the course:
a student knows objectives, functions, models and types of diagnosis;
is able to describe its structure
knows conditions of diagnostic process
is able to define diagnostic method, technique and a diagnostic tool
is able to characterise different diagnostic techniques
is able to define basic concepts regarding the theory of tests
knows basic diagnostic methods
is able to form diagnostic hypotheses
can choose diagnostic methods adequately to the objectives and previously formed hypotheses
understands differences between structured, semi-structured and unstructured interview, can list advantages and disadvantages of each
understands basic ethical issues associated with diagnostic process
For undergraduate (1st degree studies): the requirements for completing the course are: attendance at lectures and passing the test based on the lectures,
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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