ABNORMAL, CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

PSY2ACH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students will be introduced to a variety of conditions outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders with the aim of defining the characteristics of each condition and offering treatment options across various schools of thought. The curriculum also includes key topics from clinical and health psychology with an aim of preparing students to better understand the more prevalent public health concerns. Students will have access to hypothetical cases in tutorials and will be able to choose an essay topic from a short list to research.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (One of PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (One of PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) or by approval from the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY2PYA, PSY2PYB, PSY3PYA, PSY3PYB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competently identify, assess and select an appropriate course of action for a small range of disorders outlined in the DSM-V.

Activities:
Formative: Lectures and tutorials Summative: 2 hour examination 50% of total grade with 3 questions per lecture hour
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

02. Work in groups to analyse a clinical case study and appropriately outline specific assessment and treatment options available.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorials (with example case studies and suggested outcomes discussed) and lectures Formative and Summative: Group presentation 10% of total grade
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Write an essay that displays a sound argument, based on existing data, theory or both to answer a provided essay question that adheres strictly to Australian Psychological Association writing conventions.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorials Formative and Summative: Essay worth 40% of total grade, 10% APA style, 30% argument,40% content, 20% conclusion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Become more familiar with approaches used to work with persons who present with cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, obesity, pain or who are grieving.

Activities:
Formative: Lectures, Tutorials, group presentation, essay Formative and Summative: Essay, group presentation, Summative: Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Work cohesively as a group to deliver a professional oral presentation.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorials, group presentation (20% evidence of group synergy and collaboration, 40% Content, 20% oral and visual presentation quality, 20% response to questions) Summative: Group presentation (20% evidence of group synergy and collaboration, 50% Content, 20% oral and visual presentation quality, 10% response to questions)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

06. Appropriately research and critically review specific abnormal, clinical and health psychology topic(s)

Activities:
Formative: Tutorials, lectures Formative and Summative: Essay, group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

07. Become familiar with the principles of abnormal, clinical and health psychology and apply them to their own life experiences.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial Class Exercises. Summative: Examination Questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size372

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay(s) (2000 words)40 03, 04, 06
Exam (2 hours)50 01, 04, 07
Oral Presentation (15 mins)10 01, 02, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size372

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay(s) (2000 words)40 03, 04, 06
Exam (2 hours)50 01, 04, 07
Oral Presentation (15 mins)10 01, 02, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size372

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrad Wright

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay(s) (2000 words)40 03, 04, 06
Exam (2 hours)50 01, 04, 07
Oral Presentation (15 mins)10 01, 02, 05, 06