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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore the cluster of conditions known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), taking a developmental psychopathology approach. Our knowledge of what underpins ASD, from the first proposed accounts through to contemporary theories will be explored. We will consider the presentation of ASD and needs of affected individuals and their families, right across the lifespan; from neonatal life and very early infancy, right through childhood and adolescence, into adulthood. Students will develop their knowledge of the condition, including early signs and symptoms, diagnostic tools and processes and a range of interventions for different aspects of the condition and at different life stages. Students will explore local service provision for individuals with ASD within Victoria and across Australia, alongside approaches and policies abroad. They will develop important skills for critically evaluating the wealth of information on ASD that exists in the public domain.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristelle Hudry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Either (PSY1EFP and PSY1CFP) or (PHE1IDH and PHE1SDH)


Incompatible subjects PSY3CDB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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