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PY3103 - Psychopathology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject presents empirical approaches to understanding maladaptive behaviour, psychosocial disorders and dysfunctions in all age groups. The primary focus will be on the major areas of psychological dysfunction, as well as problems of diagnosis and assessment. Clinical features related to symptomatology, aetiology, etc and theories and research findings will be presented from an integrative perspective that emphasises the importance of multifactorial rather than unifactorial approaches to the explanation of psychological disorders. Although therapetuic interventions for different disorders will be surveyed, they will not be the major focus of the subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire skills in the presentation of psychological knowledge;
  • appreciate the basic perspectives or paradigms employed in psychopathology;
  • be informed of basic perspectives on the treatment of psychological disorders;
  • gain knowledge of major areas of psychological or mental disorders;
  • understand the principles of assessment and diagnosis.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY3096

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 21-Jul-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturer: Dr Denise Dillon.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (30%).

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.