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Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

PSY251

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Ruth Taylor
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give students a scientific overview of psychopathology based on empirical findings and to critically evaluate the range of approaches in this field. Topics covered include the history, classification and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour; aetiology and treatment protocols; current developments and advances in biological psychiatry (e.g., cognitive and affective neurosciences); cognitive and behavioural consequences of neurological disorders; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; somatoform and dissociative disorders; sexual and gender identity disorders; developmental psychopathology; practical and ethical concerns in mental health care; the role of mental health professionals particularly psychologists.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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