Advanced Psychopathology: Adults

Credit Hours: 
3

Surveys, historical trends, and contemporary theories of psychopathology; reviews methods, issues, validity, and utility of classificatory systems; evaluates the intrinsic-attribute properties of various behavior disorders as well as related assessment; and treatment procedures.

By the end of this course, students should have learned:

  1. To provide an overview of theories of psychopathology
  2. To provide an overview of methods in psychopathology research
  3. To be familiar with contributions from genetics to psychopathology
  4. To be familiar with contributions from psychiatry to psychopathology
  5. To be familiar with contributions from sociology to psychopathology
  6. To be familiar with contributions from anthropology to psychopathology
  7. To provide an overview of major syndromes in adult psychopathology
  8. To describe the signs and symptoms of various mental illnesses
  9. To describe the differential diagnosis of various mental illnesses
  10. To describe the etiological factors involved in various mental illnesses

 

Prerequisites: 
PSYCH 3230 and Permission of Department
Duplicate Credit: 
PSYC 8140
Semester Offered: 
Fall
Level: