Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Unit code: HAYS422
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 hours|
Aims and objectives
This unit provides an introduction to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. A particular focus of this unit relates to developing a comprehensive understanding of issues related to the definition of mental disorders, the nature of psychological disorders and treatment approaches (especially understanding anxiety and depression within the clinical and non-clinical contexts). Legal issues in mental health and the role of psychopharmacology are also introduced.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
Class sessions involving lectures, discussions, reflective activities, case studies and class participation.
* One essay 2000 words (90%)
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes associated with this unit of study are as follows:
* are capable in their chosen professional areas.
* operate effectively in work and community.
* are adaptable and manage change.
* are aware of environments.
* are entrepreneurial.
* Brief history of psychiatry