PS504-6-AU-CO:
Psychopathology

The details
2020/21
Psychology
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
15
03 June 2020

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

This module we will provide an integrative overview of the field of psychopathology. The first lecture will introduce the module. Subsequent lectures will focus on different psychopathologies, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, schizophrenia, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Module aims

This module aims to provide significant understanding of the potential interplay between biological, psychological, social and environmental factors in explaining psychopathology. This will include providing knowledge about features of different psychopathologies, and their classification

Module learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:
1. Show knowledge and understanding of the basis of the study of psychopathology.
2. Critically evaluate the relative strengths of a range of theories and techniques used in the study of individual differences and psychopathology.
3. Compare and contrast different psychological disorders at different levels (e.g., genetic, neuroscientific, behavioural and social);
Both assessments will assess all three learning outcomes.

Module information

Lectures start on the hour. Please arrive promptly to avoid disrupting the class. There will be a short break halfway through the class. Please ask questions during class if there is anything that is unclear. You will be expected to participate in classroom activities designed to support your learning.

Learning and teaching methods

The module consists of 10 sessions each lasting 2 hours. This will be supported through the use of moodle, as well as other digital engagement tools.

Bibliography*

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Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gethin Hughes, email: ghughes@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Gethin Hughes
email: ghughes@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Psychology

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