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Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX3337 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple definitions of abnormal behaviour and how to assess it.
    2. Identify the signs, symptoms and science-based treatments of the psychological disorders covered in this unit.
    3. Demonstrate awareness of the prevalence and demographics typical for the psychological disorders covered in this unit.
    4. Demonstrate a basic understanding and appreciation of theory and typical research findings relating to cause and maintenance of the psychological disorders covered in this unit.
    5. Display communication and critical analysis skills: in particular, analyse the theoretical and empirical literature and professionally communicate research findings.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


20cp from (PSYX or PSYU or PSY units at 2000 level) including PSYX248 or PSYX2248 or PSY248 or PSYU2248
NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYU3337 Psychopathology

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology

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