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PS4095   Psychopathology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Mon

This module aims to describe mental disorders from a psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric perspective. Classification systems of mental disorders are compared and evaluated, and research methods and treatment strategies critically discussed. The clinical part of the module focuses on adult mental health (e.g., Mood disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorders, Trauma and Stress related disorders) and Developmental Psychopathology (e.g., Autism Spectrum disorders).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour lecture plus office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 128

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%, Re-assessment applies to failed components only


Module teaching staff: Dr R Sprengelmeyer