Abnormal Psychology - PSYC1023

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Psychology

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Equivalent: GENS9003

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This course will provide a contemporary view of issues associated with human mental disorders and psychopathology; it will introduce and discuss the notion of abnormality in behaviour, diagnostic practice, stigma, prognosis and treatment in human mental disorders. There will be discussion of what is known of the nature and aetiology of major mental disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, psychological and biological theories that attempt to account for these disorders, as well as their prevalence, treatment and prognosis.

Note: This course is taught entirely online using the e-learning Moodle site (, although the final exam may be conducted on campus.
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