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PSYCHOL 7133 - Abnormal Psychology

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3710
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to M Psych (Clin) and PhD/MPsych(Clin) students only or by permission of Head of School
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: PSYCHOL 7130
Assumed Knowledge: Psychology Honours degree and relevant undergraduate introductions to abnormal psychology and evidence-base practice
Assessment: Assignments & examination

This unit aims to describe psychological problems as they present and are diagnosed and treated across the lifespan – with special reference to diagnostic systems, ethical principles and pharmacological treatments. On completion of this unit the student will be able to demonstrate: thorough and critical understanding of the most commonly-used diagnostic classification systems (e.g. DSM, ICD) and techniques for diagnostic assessment (e.g. SCID, MINI, psychometric scales); knowledge of the causes, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems from childhood to old age; a basic understanding of the SA mental health system and its supporting legislation; and a critical approach to the research evidence-base and to professional development activities

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $805 Band 1 $805 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3710 Mon 13/03/2017 Fri 31/03/2017 Fri 05/05/2017 Fri 09/06/2017

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14727 SE01 10 FULL 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 9am - 12pm The Braggs, 425, Teaching Room
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 9am - 12pm The Braggs, 425, Teaching Room