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ATS2820

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mark Symmons

Notes

Previously coded PSS2712

Synopsis

The unit covers the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of behavioural disorders, positive and negative aspects of classifying abnormal behaviour and how these behaviours depart from what is considered 'normal'. It examines biological, environmental and other factors which may underpin behavioural disorders. Strategies for prevention, stabilisation and management of behavioural disorders will be considered in light of the major therapeutic approaches and these strategies will be evaluated. Current research findings and best psychological practices will be used to show how the unit is relevant to the workplace.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a familiarity with the classification of abnormality and assessment of behavioural disorders;
  2. explain the biological and environmental factors that underpin behavioural disorders with particular attention given to cultural awareness;
  3. describe strategies for prevention, stabilisation and management of behavioural disorders and how these may be evaluated.

Assessment

Report (1000 words): 20%Case study (1500 words): 30%Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mark Symmons

Contact hours

2 hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Psychological studies

Prerequisites

One of ATS1261, COG1111, ATS1359

Prohibitions

BHS2712, GSC2712, PSY3032