Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
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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
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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.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychology degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous Assessment - 2250 words (50%)
- Invigilated Exam - 2 hours (50%)