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HPS308 - Psychopathology

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 2: R Diehm

Trimester 3: E Koukounas

Email: HPS308@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:HPS111 and HPS121
Incompatible with: HPS788
Contact hours:

3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 1 hour practical) per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit has the dual aims of allowing you to learn and explore concepts of mental illness, and also of understanding your appreciation of the stigma and impact of such disorders on the lives of those affected. In so doing, this unit focuses on providing an introduction to abnormal and clinical psychology from a descriptive, theoretical and experimental perspective. In particular, we will focus on theories of psychology that integrate from multiple perspectives - a so-called multidimensional integrative perspective.


Topics covered will include models and theories of abnormal psychology with emphasis on an integrative approach to understanding psychopathology; diagnosis and classification; as well as an examination of the major classes of disorders such as the anxiety, mood, and schizophrenia-related disorders. Where appropriate, there will be a discussion and evaluation of therapeutic interventions and ethical issues pertaining to intervention.

Assessment

Examination (1.5 hours) 40%, major assignment (2000 words) 50%, minor assignment (600 words) 10%

Prescribed texts

Barlow, D. H., & Durand, V. M. (2015). Abnormal psychology: An integrative approach (7th ed.). Stamford, CT. Cengage Learning

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$755$2764$2950

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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