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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.337
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: BROWN D Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Available to final Year PSY/APS students. Runs in semester two.
Assessment Pattern

1) one 2000 word coursework essay [25%] 

2) one 90 minute examination [75%]

Module Overview
All Level 2 Psychology modules
Module Aims
The course aims to develop a critical understanding of the theories, methods, and applications of abnormal and clinical psychology. It aims to demonstrate how a scientific understanding of behaviour can be applied to understanding and changing mental health.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should have a critical understanding of the theories and methods underpinning abnormal and clinical psychology. The student should have a critical understanding of the aetiology of psychological conditions and how psychological factors can influence well-being. The student should have a critical understanding of how psychological conditions can be treated and managed effectively.
Module Content
The course will be based around such topics as: classification and diagnosis of psychological disorders, anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, minor/severe head injury, learning disabilities, and eating disorders.
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures, case materials and guided reading.

Selected Texts/Journals
Bennett, P. (2003) Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Open University Press. 

Davison, G.C. & Neale, J.M. (2004) Abnormal Psychology (9th Edition). Wiley. 

Davey,G. (2008). Psychopathology. BPS Blackwell: Chichester.

Holmes, D. (1998). The Essence of Abnormal Psychology. Prentice Hall. 

Woolfe, R., Dryden, W., & Strawbridge, S. (eds.) (2003). Handbook of Counselling Psychology. Sage. 

And texts recommended by individual lecturers. 

Recommended journals: 
Behaviour Research & Therapy 
British Journal of Clinical Psychology 
British Journal of Psychiatry 
Journal of Abnormal Psychology 
Journal of Behaviour Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry 
Journal of Clinical Psychology 
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology
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