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Unit details

HPS308 - Psychopathology

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

E Koukounas (B)

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

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

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours) 60%, essay (2000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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