PSYCH 723 : Mental Health Problems: Aetiology and Assessment
2020 Semester One (1203) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Identify a variety of mental health problems in children, adults and older adults. (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of the diagnostic systems used in mental health. (Capability 1 and 2)
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of aetiological explanations of mental health problems. (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate knowledge of psychological strategies and psychometric tools used in the assessment and understanding of mental health problems (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate the ability to document relevant aspects of client history and communicate these in a professional report format. (Capability 1 and 4)
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues and risk management in psychological assessment. (Capability 1, 2 and 5)
- Demonstrate awareness of the significance of social and cultural factors in the development of mental health problems and the assessment of these. (Capability 1 and 6)
- Demonstrate awareness of Māori worldviews and significance of the Treaty of Waitangi in mental health assessment. (Capability 1, 4 and 6)
- Demonstrate the ability use find and evaluate relevant research and translate this into recommendations for clinical practice. (Capability 1 and 2)
- Demonstrate the ability to write critically, analytically and logically. (Capability 2 and 4)
|Final Exam||30%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
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