PSYC 3325

Course No. and Title: PSYC 3325 Topics in Behaviour Assessment
Credit Value: One (1) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • Students will learn about the historical significance of 2 analysis methodologies, providing context and rationale for each allowing them to make informed professional decisions about functional analysis design and interpretation.
  • Students will immediately apply what they have learned in each unit, gaining valuable hands-on experience with functional analysis and assessment methodology that can be readily applied to their own practice.
  • The course is designed to be cumulative, with each component building upon the last, culminating in the students designing and interpreting their own hypothetical functional assessment.
Course Description:

This course complements the material covered in other certificate courses by offering hands-on training and practice in the applications of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Students learn how to conduct various behaviour assessments and implement intervention strategies through instruction, demonstration, and practice.


PSYC 2613, Admission to C-ABA Program

Course Instructor:

Instructor: Charlotte Mann, PhD, BCBA-D

Course Features:

Each of the 4 units will consist of a lecture to introduce the content, one or more applied examples of the content to help you link the principles to practice and/or expert presentations on the content area, readings and accompanying reading guides, and an application activity. All content from each of the units will build toward the final assignment where students will design a hypothetical functional assessment including procedures and results.

Course Format:

The course is divided into 4 units
1. Functional assessments and functional analyses: what are they and why do them?
2. Selecting and measuring topographies of behavior for assessment
3. Designing functional analyses
4. Graphing and interpreting assessment data

Course Texts:

Cooper, J.O., Heron, T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007).  Applied Behavior Analysis (2nd Ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Assignments & Examinations:
Unit Activities (15 x 5) = 75 Points
Reading Guides (10 x 4)= 40 Points
Final Assignment 150 points
Final Exam (invigilated) 450 points
Total Points Available 715 points

Final grades will be calculated by dividing the total number of points earned by 715 and multiplying by 100.

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
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