Child Abnormal Psychology

This course is an advanced course in child abnormal psychology. It is intended to build a foundation of knowledge and concepts necessary in the specialised area of child clinical psychology, by focusing on theory, research and clinical application in the area of childhood psychological disorders. Theories that will be highlighted include developmental psychopathology, the diathesis-stress model and cultural diversity modules. Psychological disorders relevant to the following periods of development will be discussed: infancy/early childhood; school age; adolescence. The seminars will consist of lectures, as well as in-class, small-group discussion of current clinical topics and selected research papers.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-3-6.5
Pre-requisite(s): 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 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
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