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PSYC20060 Psychopathology and Formulation II
Psychopathology and Formulation II
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General Information


This unit is the second of two units which focus on mental disorders across the lifespan and case formulation. In this unit you will explore mental disorders most prevalent in adulthood. A problem-based learning approach will be used, providing you with the opportunity to engage in self-reflective practice and synthesise your knowledge and application of mental disorder classification (using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD), diagnosis, and case formulation. The study of mental disorders will involve exploration of genetic, biological, psychological, and social factors. The role of these factors will be considered in the development of mental disorders and possible intervention pathways. You will employ professional communication skills in a socially and culturally responsive manner to develop and present your case formulations.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CL68 Master of Professional Psychology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback


Students reported that it was useful to adapt the lecture content to their interests, and to leave a couple of weeks of lectures open to the choice of the students and teaching staff.


Keep the final two lectures of the unit as open choice for students and teaching staff to collaboratively decide what content should be covered. This may include revisiting a topic already completed during the term, or a new topic that has not been covered.

Feedback from Student feedback


There are too many assessment items, and the requirement for each student to provide feedback to every other student for the psychoeducation video is unnecessarily onerous.


Teaching staff to review assessment items and consider reducing the number of assessment and/or feedback tasks.

Feedback from Student feedback


The Interprofessional Education (IPE) component was a valuable learning experience but was not well organised or explained to students.


Dedicate more time to explaining and discussing the IPE components of the unit to students, and checking in weekly with the students about their experience with the IPE component.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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