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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit you 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 you to better understand the more prevalent public health concerns. You will have access to hypothetical cases in tutorials and will be able to choose an essay topic from a short list to research.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristina Nadj

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

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Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify, assess and select an appropriate course of action for a small range of disorders outlined in the DSM-V.
02. Create and analyse a hypothetical clinical case study and appropriately outline specific assessment and treatment options available, explicitly detailing how individual differences including culture have been considered..
03. Produce an essay that displays a sound argument, based on existing data and/or theory, and adheres strictly to American Psychological Association writing conventions.
04. Evaluate approaches used to work with persons who present with cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, obesity, pain or who are grieving.
05. Work cohesively as a group to deliver a professional oral presentation.
06. Research and critically review specific abnormal, clinical and health psychology topic(s)
07. Explain the principles of abnormal, clinical and health psychology and apply them to own life experiences.

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