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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3032

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
167861

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

Study Period 4

Course aim

To develop students' advanced understanding of the classification, description, causes and treatment of major psychological disorders.

Course content

In this course students will develop an advanced understanding of normality and abnormality and will be introduced to the epidemiology, aetiology and treatment of specific psychological disorders (including anxiety disorder, somatoform disorder, mood disorder, substance use disorder, eating disorder, personality disorder, and schizophrenia). Students will also further develop their understanding of the National Practice Standards for the mental health workforce.

Textbooks

Rieger, E. (Ed.) 2017, Abnormal psychology: Leading researcher perspectives, 4th edition, McGraw Hill, Sydney

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 1027 UO Psychology Concepts
HUMS 2043 UO Social Enquiry Methods

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2250 word equivalent 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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