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Mental Health Diversity, Diagnosis and Treatment

Undergraduate | SWI-PSY30016 | 2024

Previously SWI-PSY30010

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Mental Health Diversity, Diagnosis and Treatment

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

    1. Compare and critique the ways in which human behaviours have been identified as abnormal or dysfunctional.
    2. Describe and characterise the classification and features of mental disorders (including phenomenology and aetiology) and explain how they are applied to individual cases.
    3. Critically review the biopsychosocial approach to understanding mental disorders and their treatment across a range of contexts.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

  • SWI-PSY20006-Cognition and Human Performance (no longer available)

  • SWI-PSY20007-Developmental Psychology (no longer available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY20016-Social Psychology (no longer available)

  • SWI-PSY30009 (Not currently available)


PSY20006 Cognition and Human Performance , PSY20007 Developmental Psychology, PSY20016 Social Psychology OR PSY30009 Social Psychology

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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.

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