This subject develops knowledge of the major psychopathological disorders experienced by children, adolescents and adults. For each condition, the following topics are addressed: aetiology, characteristic symptoms, diagnostic features and synopsis of evidence-based treatment. The subject covers predominant paradigms for understanding psychopathology with particular emphasis on the biopsychosocial approach. Ethical issues regarding the applied practice of psychology are introduced with reference to the APS "Code of Ethics" and the "National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce". This subject introduces the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders psychiatric classification system, and students apply and evaluate this system using a case study approach.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in abnormal psychology, 2. Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach. 3. Apply knowledge and skills of Psychology in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals. 4. Analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of Psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats. 5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills and teamwork. 6. Demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in Psychology.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
|Withdraw – Financial?||09/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/10/2021|