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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
007646

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To develop students' advanced understanding of the classification, description, causes and treatment of major psychological disorders.

Course content

In this course students will develop an advanced understanding of normality and abnormality and will be introduced to the epidemiology, aetiology and treatment of specific psychological disorders (including anxiety disorder, somatoform disorder, mood disorder, substance use disorder, eating disorder, personality disorder, and schizophrenia). Students will also further develop their understanding of the National Practice Standards for the mental health workforce.

Textbook(s)

Rieger, E. (Ed.) 2017, Abnormal psychology: Leading researcher perspectives, 4th edition, McGraw Hill, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods

The listed prerequisite plus two Level 2 psychology courses.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment 2250 word equivalent 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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