• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kristen Murray
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course introduces students to a range of abnormal behaviours and psychopathology conditions.  These may include anxiety, depression, personality disorder, schizophrenia, and/or dementia.  These are just examples and they may change from year to year.  The course covers clinical description, individual differences, biological, psychological, social and contextual influences, the examination of prominent models in the literature, and to a limited extent, the treatment of selected psychological disorders.

This course is a prerequisite for postgraduate study in Clinical Psychology at ANU.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the rquirements of this course, students should be able to:
  • Identify and describe major tems and concepts in abnormal psychology(LO1).
  • Describe and apply major theories of abnormal psychology (LO2).
  • Describe the syptomatology associated with major mental disorders and apply to case examples (LO3).
  • Think critically about issues and changes in psychiatric nomenclature (LO4).
  • Think critically about current ethical, legal, cultural, and contemporary topics in abnormal psychology (LO5).
  • Demonstrate preliminary knowledge of the main empirically based approaches available to treat or manage the conditions covered in the course (LO6).

Indicative Assessment

* Note: This information is tentative and subject to change
  • Research essay (22%) - LO 2,3,6
  • Critical Thinking Assignment (6%) - LO 4,5
  • Lab quizzes (12%) - LO 1-6
  • Exams (60%) - LO 1-6

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Workload

The face-to - face teaching time for this course consists of two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratory classes spread across the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PSYC1003 and PSYC1004 (or equivalent), PSYC2007 (Biological Basis of Behaviour), and at least one of the following: PSYC2001, PSYC2002, PSYC2004, PSYC2008, or PSYC2009. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed PSYC3004, PSYC3010, PSYC3012.

Prescribed Texts

Rieger, E (Editor). (2014). Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives (3rd Edition). Publisher: McGraw-Hill Pty Ltd, Australia.

 

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1618 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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