The focus of Psychopathology Il is on adult and older adult psychopathology. This unit is intended to provide knowledge in research, theory and practice related to adult (and older adult) psychopathology and examines the major psychopathologies in this population. Diagnosis and classification, various theories for the aetiology of adult and older adult psychopathology are considered, and the implications for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment are addressed. Students will be expected to develop competence in the application of diagnostic classification systems to adult and older adult presentations and will also be encouraged to critically evaluate such systems and be aware of their limitations in the general adult population.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Pre-requisite PSYC21005 Psychopathology I
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).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Group Work||10%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 63.64% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This unit links with APAC and APS standards and guidelines for accreditation of Master's Course in Clinical Psychology units.
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