2 x 50-minute lectures weekly 1 x 50-minute tutorial fortnightly
1 Admission into BPSG-Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry) 1a Admission into BPSGFP-Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry) - City Campus 2 Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology) 2a PSYC2018 - Research Methods 2 2b Admission into BHSPSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology) - City Campus 2c Admission into BHSFP-Bachelor of Health Sciences - City Campus 3 13.5 units from any second year PSYC topics Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of PSYC3031, PSYC3048 has been successfully completed
Basic knowledge of abnormal behaviour, human physiology, cognition and psychological testing at first year level
Psychology major: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Arts
This topic provides an introduction to the psychology of abnormal behaviour and brain dysfunction. Content focuses on the aetiology, symptomatology, and treatment of a range of psychological and neuropsychological disorders, such as anxiety, depression, traumatic head injury and dementia. The practical component consolidates these theoretical insights through the study of case reports and addresses the role of the clinician in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of various patient populations.
The topic aims to introduce students to the psychological study of abnormal behaviour and brain dysfunction. In particular, it aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the underlying causes and symptoms of a range of pathologies, as well as insight into the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of brain-damaged and clinical populations.
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic should be able to:
demonstrate a working knowledge of the aetiology and symptomatology associated with abnormal behaviour and brain dysfunction
demonstrate an understanding of the methods used in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychological and neuropsychological disorders, and the role of the clinician therein
apply these theoretical insights to produce a written case analysis
outline professional ethical responsibilities, the standards enshrined in the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce, and the basic structure of mental health services in South Australia
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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