School of Psychology

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (C8512)

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Module C8512

Module details for 2012/13.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The broad aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the main diagnostic categories of psychological disorders, the major theories of causation and approaches to treatment, and to encourage you to appreciate the links between theory and treatment of those disorders.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate understanding of some of the major diagnostic categories of psychological disorders, theories of causation and approaches to treatments for those disorders

Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between theory and practice in clinical psychology

Critically evaluate evidence, extract and summarise relevant material from original texts and to integrate material from different sources

Observe progression in writing skills, oral skills, presentation skills, group working skills

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Case StudyT2 Week 9 40.00%
Review PaperT2 Week 5 30.00%
PresentationT2 Week 12 (15 minutes)30.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour333333000000
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours001001000001

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Jennifer Rusted

Assess convenor, Convenor

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