HPS714 - Studies in Psychopathology
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
Students must be enrolled H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 3 hour class per week
This unit will encourage the integration of relevant physiological, psychological, family, social, and cultural factors so as to form a broad biopsychosocial perspective to understanding psychopathology. Within this multidimensional integrative perspective, there will be an initial examination of the history of psychopathology, and issues related to classification and diagnosis, with a particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of DSM-5 and ICD-10 as diagnostic tools. 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.
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