UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT FOR AUTISM

PSY3ASD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore the cluster of conditions, formally identified under the umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), taking both a scientific/medical perspective and a neurodiversity/lived experience and applied perspective. Our knowledge of what underpins ASD, from the first proposed accounts through to contemporary theories will be explored. We will consider the presentation of autism and the lived experience and support needs of 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, core features and the tools used to determine diagnosis, and a range of supports for different aspects of the condition at different life stages. Students will explore attitudes and perspectives on autism locally within Victoria, across Australia, and abroad, including aspects such as community views, media representation and government policy. They will develop important skills for critically evaluating the wealth of information on ASD that exists in the public domain.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristelle Hudry

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify, describe, and evaluate the historical and current conceptualizations, assessment, and intervention approaches related to autism spectrum disorders.
02. Describe, apply and evaluate individual history and assessment results to address a diagnostic question related to autism spectrum disorders.
03. Critically evaluate the literature and evidence on an issue related to autism spectrum disorders.
04. Demonstrate ethical awareness with respect to appropriate citation in written work, and in regards to the use of personal information provided through case studies and by guest speakers.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristelle Hudry

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Case Study report (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

Evaluative Essay (1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Exam (2 hours; 2000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristelle Hudry

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Case Study report (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

Evaluative Essay (1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Exam (2 hours; 2000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristelle Hudry

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Case Study report (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

Evaluative Essay (1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Exam (2 hours; 2000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4