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Psychopathology (7128.3)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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  • Semester 1, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (189096) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (179836) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (163879) - View
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An integrative overview of the field of psychopathology, also known as abnormal psychology, will be provided. The subject will address the aetiological theories of psychopathology, as well as the epidemiological distribution, symptom presentation, course and prognosis of major psychological disorders. Specific focus will be given to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, as well as the role of research in understanding the development, identification, prevention and intervention approaches within psychopathology. Students will be encouraged to consider the psychological disorders they study in the societal and cultural contexts within which they occur.

Learning Outcomes


1. develop knowledge and understanding of psychological disorders, including symptoms, presentation, aetiology, research and assessment methods, and treatment approaches.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to four hours per week.


4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
4310 Psychology 102
OR Permission of unit convener



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