PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

PSY5PPY

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject begins the process of building clinical competence in assessment and diagnosis of major disorders and a rich appreciation of their psychopathology including the subjective experience of clients. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification systems are critically appraised and used, and students are guided in developing skills in administering a mental status examination and diagnostic interview.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

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

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. Demonstrate an understanding of the notion of a taxonomy of mental disorders, with particular reference to the rationale, structure, content and limitations of the DSM system
02. Develop and apply a practical understanding of the symptoms and psychopathology of major psychiatric disorders
03. Gain insight into, and empathy for, the personal experience of those who are affected by psychological problems
04. Develop skill in conducting and appraising semi-structured diagnostic interviews that routinely consider differential diagnoses, age specific features, and common comorbidities

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Three 7.00 h workshop other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Some classes may beheld in Melbourne

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written diagnostic Reasoning Assignment (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4

Written 3 hour examination (3000-word equivalent

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (1000-words) (in pairs) based Psychopathology Assessment Skills demonstration

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

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*

Written diagnostic Reasoning Assignment (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4

Written 3 hour examination (3000-word equivalent

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (1000-words) (in pairs) based Psychopathology Assessment Skills demonstration

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4