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|Unit chair:||R Moulding|
|Contact hours:||3 hours per week|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
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-IV and ICD-10 as diagnostic tools. Within this biopsychosocial 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.
Examination (2 hours) 50%, assignment (2000 words) 30%, Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 20% (hurdle requirement)
Woo, S.M., & Keatinge, C. (2008). Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan. NJ: Wiley.
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|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
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