PL4219
Advanced Abnormal Psychology

This course is an advanced course in Abnormal Psychology. It builds on the fundamental concepts introduced in PL3236, by focusing on some specific areas, e.g., mood, psychotic and anxiety disorders. The role of stress and emotion in psychopathology, and the treatment of these disorders, with drug therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy will be considered. The student will be introduced to recent advancement in research and practice in these and other cognate domains. The focus of the seminars will be discussion of current basic and clinical research papers.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-1.5-8
Pre-requisite(s):
Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.50 or be on the Honours track.
Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): PL4880A
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week