HPS308 - Psychopathology
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: CBD, Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Rebecca Diehm
Trimester 3: Eric Koukounas
|Prerequisite:||HPS111 and HPS121|
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.
The unit has the dual aims of allowing you to learn and explore concepts of mental disorders, 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 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 task 1: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%
Assessment task 2: Major assignment (2000 words) 50%
Assessment task 3: Minor assignment (600 words) 10%
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|
* 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.