NEUROBIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDHOOD

PSY5NBC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will familiarize students with child and adolescent mental health and neuro-psychological problems. The subject 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 Intellectual Disability, Learning Disorders, 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 associated with assessment and treatment will be considered.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlexia Pavlis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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

Readings

Modular approach to therapy for children with anxiety, depression, trauma, or conduct problems.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChorpita, B.F. & Weisz, J.R.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPracticeWise, LLC.

ISBN978-0984311514

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

What Works for Whom? A critical review of treatments for children and adolescents

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFonaghy, P., Cottrell, D., Phillips, J., Bevington, D., Glaser, D., & Allison, E.

Year2015

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherNew York: Guilford.

ISBN978-1462516186

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Developmental Disorders of the Brain.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRinehart, N. J., Bradshaw, J. L., & Enticott, P. G.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

ISBN9781138911901

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCarr, A.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge: London.

ISBN978-1138806139

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Developmental Neuropsychology: A Clinical Approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNortham, E., Anderson, V., & Wrennall, J.

Year2017

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherUK: Taylor & Francis.

ISBN9781848722026

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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 and differentiate the features of typical and atypical child development and the implications for disorder and pathology.
02. Describe the nature, prevalence and aetiology of childhood mental health problems and neurocognitive/neurodevelopmental disorders with sensitivity to cultural diversity and ethical complexity.
03. Develop, explain and interpret evidence-based assessment and intervention in child mental health problems and neurocognitive/neurodevelopmental disorders.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 Multiple Choice Tests (1,800-words equivalent)Formative Assessment will consist of a short Multiple Choice Test provided at the end of each lecture

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two in-class clinical exercises each (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexia Pavlis

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 Multiple Choice Tests (1,800-words equivalent)Formative Assessment will consist of a short Multiple Choice Test provided at the end of each lecture

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two in-class clinical exercises each (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3