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BVMT11-103: Abnormality and Illness


This subject is designed to teach students a multi-component framework for understanding the experiences and needs of clients who are facing the demands of physical, emotional and/or behavioural disturbances. The focus of the subject will be on training students to identify and account for possible contributors to client abnormality and illness.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. To identify and evaluate biopsychosocial models used to conceptualise key issues in client wellbeing during completion of group based problem-focused exercises.
2. To learn practical techniques for contributing to the biopsychosocial treatment of clients experiencing physical difficulties and resulting mental distress.
3. To identify the basic behaviours required for ethical conduct in the work environment.
4. To develop effective expressive, receptive and written communication skills as these apply to the Counselling and Behaviour Management environments.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018