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PSYCHOL 7233 - Abnormal Psychology

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to M Psych (Health) and PhD/MPsych(Health) 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 7230
Assumed Knowledge: Psychology Honours degree and relevant undergraduate introductions to abnormal psychology and evidence-base practice
Assessment: Assignments & exam

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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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14409 SE01 15 7 2 Mar - 6 Apr Tuesday 9am - 12pm  
27 Apr - 8 Jun Tuesday 9am - 12pm  
Note: These classes will be held in Hughes 527.