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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Contact hours:||3 hours 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.|
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 task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 20% (hurdle requirement)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
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