Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will:


  • understand the challenges in detecting malingered from genuine psychopathology across a range of conditions


  • have a strategy for undertaking an assessment where malingering is a possibility


  • appreciate the role and limitations of the various types of psychometric tests


  • have an appropriate framework to report your findings in the medicolegal setting


  • understand the legal scrutiny to which your reporting might be subjected.



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