- Study at Deakin
- Campus life
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
|Offered at:||(B, G, W, X)|
E Koukounas (B)
|Prerequisite:||HPS111 and HPS121|
|Contact hours:||3 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour practical) per week|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit will provide students with an introduction to abnormal and clinical psychology from a descriptive, theoretical and experimental perspective. A critical examination and evaluation of abnormality will be presented within an integrated biopsychosocial framework. Topics covered will include a history of abnormality, an integrated model of abnormality, diagnosis and classification, as well as an examination of the major groups of disorders such as anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders. Where appropriate, there will be a discussion and evaluation of therapeutic interventions and ethical issues pertaining to abnormal behaviour.
Examination (2 hours) 60%, essay (2000 words) 40%
Unit Fee Information
Please visit fees and invoices.