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|Unit chair:||R Moulding|
3 hours per week (combination of online and face-to-face)
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
The focus of this unit is on the development of a broad integrative approach to understanding psychological disorders through consideration of physiological, psychological, family and social factors that contribute to a broad biopsychosocial perspective. Issues related to classification and diagnosis will be covered, with a particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 as diagnostic tools as well as the proposed DSM-5. The major groups of psychological disorders such as mood, anxiety, psychotic disorders will be considered with a lifespan approach to understanding psychopathology in children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Current etiological theories and conceptual models for each disorder will be considered through a critical examination of relevant research.
Examination (2 hours) 50%, assignment (2000 words) 30%, Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 20%
Woo, S.M., & Keatinge, C. (2008). Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan. NJ: Wiley.
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.