Course Description

Course Name

Psychology 4H Single: The Psychology and Biology of Mental Disorders

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

10 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Short Description

The course will examine and evaluate different approaches to understanding and treating common psychological disorders.

Assessment

Examination 100%
Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course will examine and evaluate different approaches to understanding and treating common psychological disorders. The history of these will be considered along with the current forms of such models. The application of these models to treatments will be described and the effectiveness of the treatments assessed.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Describe medical and psychological models of mental disorders as well as discuss the ramifications of such approaches.
- Identify core symptoms and diagnostic approaches of major mental disorders.
- Evaluate the contribution of neurobiological and psychological factors in the emergence of affective, psychotic and personality disorders. .
- Describe as well as evaluate different neuroimaging approaches and their application towards studying mental disorders.
- Discuss and summarize the application of psychological and medical interventions and their effects and mental and neural processes

*Course content subject to change