School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Module code: PSY251

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Georgina Hosang
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to give students a scientific overview of psychopathology based on empirical findings and to critically evaluate the range of approaches in this field. Topics covered include the history, classification and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour; aetiology and treatment protocols; current developments and advances in biological psychiatry (e.g., cognitive and affective neurosciences); cognitive and behavioural consequences of neurological disorders; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; somatoform and dissociative disorders; sexual and gender identity disorders; developmental psychopathology; practical and ethical concerns in mental health care; the role of mental health professionals particularly psychologists.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5