Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
Undergraduate | USA-BEHL3032 | 2024
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- 100% online
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- Enrol by
- 16 June 2024
- Entry requirements
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- No prior study
- 10 weeks
- Start dates
- 24 June 2024
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Critically evaluate the various ways of defining the concept of a mental (or psychological) disorder.
- Recognise the typical symptoms of the major psychological disorders
- Suggest effective forms of treatment for management for psychological disorders.
- Analyse and explain the major theoretical and empirical perspectives on the aetiology (causes) of the major psychological disorders.
- Conceptual Issues in Abnormal Psychology
- Anxiety Disorders
- OCD-related Disorders and Trauma/Stressor-related Disorders
- Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
- Schizophrenia and the Psychotic Disorders
- Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Addictive Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Disorders of Childhood
Advance your understanding of the classification, description, causes and treatment of major psychological disorders. Explore the concepts of normality and abnormality. You'll be introduced to epidemiology, aetiology, and the treatment of specific psychological disorders, including anxiety disorder, somatoform disorder, mood disorder, substance use disorder, eating disorder, personality disorder, and schizophrenia. You'll also further develop your understanding of the National Practice Standards for the mental health workforce.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychology degree. When studying this course as a "single subject", prior knowledge from BEHL 1027, HUMS 2043, BEHL 2019 or equivalent will support your success.
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- Continuous (Written Test/Quiz) (50%)
- Examination (50%)
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