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PY5003 - Adult Psychopathology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to MPsych or DPsych students or with permission of course coordinator.

This subject addresses the aetiology, presentation, classification and treatment of psychopathology in adults. The role that physical health may play in the occurrence of some psychological disorders will also be considered, as will the effects of different neuropharmacological forms of treatment. The subject assumes a basic knowledge of psychopathology and deals, at an advanced level, with the recognition, explanation, and treatment of psychopathology in clients.

Learning Outcomes

  • to understand benefits and disadvantages of psychopharmacology;
  • to understand interaction between physical health and psychological health;
  • to understand the assessment and diagnosis of adult psychopathology;
  • to understand the primary forms of psychopathology;
  • to understand treatment options of the major forms of psychopathology.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Nigel Marsh
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Assessment: assignments.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: CDROM
Assessment: assignments.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.