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PY4205 - Psychological Disorders and Interventions

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will provide an introduction to empirical approaches to understanding maladaptive mental processes and behaviour, psychosocial disorders, and dysfunctions in all age groups. Students will examine culturally appropriate, evidence based assessment and interventions for a range of psychological disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify key theoretical perspectives, methods, maladaptive mental processes and behaviour, psychosocial disorders, and dysfunctions across the lifespan;
  • apply diagnostic criteria using the DSM-5 to diagnose psychological disorders and choose culturally appropriate treatments.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (70%).

Availabilities

JCU Online, Study Period 85, External
Census Date 10-Sep-2020
Coordinator: Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law
Lecturers: Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.