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PY5303 - Mental Health Disorders Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject reviews and synthesises the assessment, diagnosis, formulation and aetiology of mental health disorders across the lifespan. Students will apply their knowledge of mental health disorders to develop advanced skills using Diagnostic systems such as DSM and ICD11. Students will develop skills associated with trans-diagnostic processes, comorbidities and cultural bound syndromes. Student will also develop working knowledge of conceptualisations and formulations of mental health disorders distributed across the lifespan and cultural settings. Theory, research, and practical skills related to assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and management of mental health disorders will be analysed and applied in a problem-based learning methodology.

Learning Outcomes

  • expertly communicate with a range of stakeholders;
  • synthesise information to develop effective resources for clinical and peer use;
  • analyse and apply research skills, findings and theoretical perspectives related to psychological disorders;
  • discriminate, evaluate and explain symptoms using diagnostic systems and cultural considerations;
  • apply skills in conceptualisation and formulation to develop appropriate diagnoses and differential diagnoses.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination (College administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Client resource video 20%; Written justification 20% - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Pass requirements: pass every assessment item; participate in all scheduled classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY5001 PY5003 PY5006 PY5007 PY5011 PY5012 PY5013 PY6001 PY6002 PY6003 PY6010 PY6015 PY6201 PY6202 PY6203

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (N/A)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 45 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 45 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.