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Explore ways to identify, diagnose and treat a range of mental illnesses by studying this online Abnormal Psychology unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University.
The unit is geared towards psychology students but would also be relevant to counsellors, allied health professionals such as nurses and social workers, as well as those working within the community services sector.
Designed as an introductory program, the unit guides students through a range of mental health issues and psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders, anxiety and addiction, and focuses on the phenomenology and aetiology of each condition.
Students are also taught to consider how these disorders impact individual people, and society as a whole, giving them a broader appreciation of how dysfunctional behaviours can have a ripple effect throughout society. Students are also introduced to the major systems of classifying mental disorders such as the multiaxial system presented in the DSM-IV-TR, and examine the patterns that have been conceptualised as ‘abnormal’ and dysfunctional.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed one of the following units:
It is also recommended that students have completed, or have equivalent knowledge of, the following two units:
Applicants must also ensure they have not completed a previous version of this unit.
In this psychology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This online course unit in abnormal psychology is a helpful unit of study for a range of allied health professionals such as nurses, counsellors, community service workers and psychologists, and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of human behaviours that are identified as ‘abnormal’ and dysfunctional.
By completing this unit, you will learn how to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Find out more about government study loans here.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.