Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.
Enrolments for this year have closed. Keep exploring subjects.
Subjects may require attendance
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
QS RANKING 2020
Times Higher Education Ranking 2020
At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Understand the multiple definitions of abnormal behaviour
- Know the signs and symptoms of most of the major psychological disorders
- Be aware of the prevalence and demographics typical for each disorder
- Develop a basic understanding and appreciation of the typical research findings relating to cause and maintenance of each of the major disorders
- Develop communication and critical analysis skills: in particular the analysis of theoretical and empirical literature and the professional communication of research findings
- 1. Introduction to Psychopathology
- 2. Mood Disorders and Suicide
- 3. Anxiety and related Disorders
- 4. Eating Disorders
- 5. Substance-related and addictive Disorders
- 6. Sexual, paraphilic, and gender Disorders
- 7. Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
- 8. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Completion of 2 PSYX units at 2000 level including PSYX2248
- OtherDetails -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject focuses on so-called abnormal behaviour. Following a general introduction to the nature and study of abnormality, each of the main forms of psychopathology is discussed, along with theories of psychopathology and their evidence (when available).
- Written report (40%)
- Discussions on online forums (10%)
- Invigilated examination (50%)