Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

PY335, PSYC4102

Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

A/Prof Ken Pakenham

Assessment methods

Assignment and final exam

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

The course provides an overview of the nature and history of abnormal behaviour and then examines the predominant models underlying our understanding of abnormality. Detailed descriptions and empirical research relating to a range of clinical problems form the core of the course. Topics include schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality, somatoform and dissociative disorders, and disorders of childhood. Presentations of clinical problems are supported by outside speakers or video based illustrations. There is an emphasis upon empirical evidence relating to the epidemiology, aetiology, and treatment of the clinical problems covered during the course. Students will also gain an introduction to the National Practice Standards for Mental Health Workforce.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile