NEUROBIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDHOOD

PSY5NBC

2019

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-ordinatorAlexia Pavlis

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. Identify and differentiate the features of typical and atypical child development and the implications for disorder and pathology.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion Completion of weekly multiple-choice questions and an end-of-semester take-home exam

02. Describe the nature, prevalence and aetiology of childhood mental health problems and neurocognitive/neurodevelopmental disorders with sensitivity to cultural diversity and ethical complexity.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion Completion of weekly multiple-choice questions and an end-of-semester take-home exam

03. Develop, explain and interpret evidence-based assessment and intervention in child mental health problems and neurocognitive/neurodevelopmental disorders.

Activities:
Lectures and reading and active participation in classroom discussion Completion of weekly multiple-choice questions and an end-of-semester take-home exam

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexia Pavlis

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*
Multiple Choice Tests (1,800-words equivalent)Formative Assessment will consist of a short Multiple Choice Test provided at the end of each lecture35 01, 02, 03
Examination (2,000-words equivalent)45 01, 02, 03
In-class clinical exercises (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03