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HPS714 - Studies in Psychopathology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Richard Moulding

Corequisite:HPS779
Incompatible with: HPS914
Contact hours:

3 hours per week - combination of cloud (online) and face-to-face

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

This unit will encourage the integration of relevant physiological, psychological, family and social factors so as to form a broad biopsychosocial perspective to understanding psychopathology. Issues related to classification and diagnosis will be covered, with a particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of DSM-5 and ICD-10 as diagnostic tools. Within this multidimensional integrative perspective, there will be an initial examination of the history of psychopathology, and issues related to classification and diagnosis. A range of specific disorders will be considered, using a lifespan approach to psychopathology. Current etiological theories and conceptual models for each disorder will be considered through a critical examination of relevant research, along with overlap among the symptoms for the different disorders, and the use of differential diagnosis.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 20%

Prescribed texts

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2934$3112

* 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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