NEUROBIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDHOOD

PSY5NBC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will familiarize students with child and adolescent mental health and neuro-psychological problems. The unit includes normal and abnormal development with regard to cognitive, social and emotional functioning, the impact of brain injury and illness.  Lectures address prevalence, aetiology,assessment, treatment and early intervention. Topics include neuro-developmental and clinical disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Disruptive and Conduct Disorders, Anxiety,Depression, Post traumatic Stress disorder, self harm and suicide. Cultural and linguistic diversity will be considered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Stargatt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand nature of anxiety and disorders in children and adolescents, aetiology including environmental and biological aspects, assessment, treatment and preventive directions in clinical psychology.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

02. Understand the nature, prevalence and aetiology of child externalising behavior problems, as well as clinical psychology assessment, management and early preventive interventions

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

03. Understand depressive symptoms and disorders in youth, models for understanding depression including environmental and biological aspects, together with clinical psychology assessment, treatment and future field directions

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

04. Understand key principles of cognitive behavior therapy tailored to children and adolescents in clinical psychology, variations for different disorder types, and consideration of family context.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

05. Understand the features of normal and abnormal development and the implications for disorder and pathology.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

06. Ability to develop an appropriate assessment and management strategy for the common presenting problems childhood in the clinical environment.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

07. Understand and assess the features of the commonlypresenting neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

08. Understand and assess for themost common neurococogntive disorders resutling from of medical condition in childhood

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Stargatt

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 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Formative Assessment will consist of a short Multiple ChoiceTest provided at the end of each lecture35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Take Home exam: 1500 word Case Analyses35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Group presentation to class30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08