NEUROBIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDHOOD

PSY5NBC

2020

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.

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDevelopmental Neuropsychology: A Clinical Approach (2nd Ed.).PrescribedNortham, E., Anderson, V., & Wrennall, J. (2017).UK: Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 9781848722026
ReadingsWhat Works for Whom? A critical review of treatments for children and adolescents (2nd Ed.).PrescribedFonaghy, P., Cottrell, D., Phillips, J., Bevington, D., Glaser, D., & Allison, E. (2015).New York: Guilford. ISBN-13: 978-1462516186
ReadingsHandbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual ApproachRecommendedCarr, A. (2015)Routledge: London. ISBN-13: 978-1138806139
ReadingsModular approach to therapy for children with anxiety, depression, trauma, or conduct problems.RecommendedChorpita, B.F. & Weisz, J.R. (2009).PracticeWise, LLC. ISBN-13: 978-0984311514
ReadingsDevelopmental Disorders of the Brain.RecommendedRinehart, N. J., Bradshaw, J. L., & Enticott, P. G. (Eds.) (2017).Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. ISBN: 9781138911901

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

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% 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 lecture35 01, 02, 03
Two-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)45 01, 02, 03
Two in-class clinical exercises each (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, 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*
10 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
Two-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)45 01, 02, 03
Two in-class clinical exercises each (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03