Autism Spectrum and Related Conditions

Autism Spectrum Conditions affect social and communication development in approximately 1 in 100 individuals. This module will cover the history, presentation, diagnostic process and challenges, genetics and neurobiology, etiological theories, assessment and evidence-based interventions for individuals with Autism Spectrum and related neurodevelopmental conditions across the life-span. Emphasis will be given to recent research and empirically validated neurobiological, developmental and psychological theoretical perspectives and understanding the high comorbidity in ASC. This module will also explore the presentation of autistic traits in the general population, family and relatives of those with ASC and in those with other disorders (“the autism continuum”).

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-5-4.5
Pre-requisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132, PL3234, PL3236 and at least 2 other core modules (from PL3232, PL3233 and PL3235), 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