Module title: Abnormal Psychology

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY10107
Module leader: Grant Jeffrey
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology
Prerequisites

One level 8 and one level 9 Psychology module

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Grant Jeffrey
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be taught with 2 hours of lectures a week and one hour of tutorial work which will involve active group work. The assessment and the teaching will be closely interwoven with 3 varied assessments. Teaching will be supported with a module weblog.
A short assessment (short answers) on week 6, followed by assessed tutorials staggered over weeks 5 to 12 and a final extended essay (negotiated topic) on week 13 will ensure that the assessment is spread throughout the module with a variety of activities to suit individual learning styles.


Formative Assessment:
A short assessment (short answers) on week 6, followed by assessed tutorials staggered over weeks 5 to 12 and a final extended essay (negotiated topic) on week 13 will ensure that the assessment is spread throughout the module with a variety of activities to suit individual learning styles.

Summative Assessment:
A short assessment (short answers) on week 6, followed by assessed tutorials staggered over weeks 5 to 12 and a final extended essay (negotiated topic) on week 13 will ensure that the assessment is spread throughout the module with a variety of activities to suit individual learning styles.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 148
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 4 5 HOURS= 0.2, WORDS= 0
Essay 30 1,2,3 4 , WORDS= 1500
Essay 50 3,5 13 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Students will have an opportunity consider psychological approaches to abnormality with reference to both medical and socio-cultural approaches and explanations. As well as issues listed in 10 above, the role of the pharmaceutical industry and governments in maintaining and expanding diagnosis of mental health problems will be explored. Students will have the opportunity investigate the current explosion of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and autism in developed western countries, and evaluate possible solutions and remedies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine medical, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives on abnormality.
LO2: Critically assess the ethical and methodological difficulties researching abnormality.
LO3: Develop a critical perspective on the DSM and WHO ICD and the principles and limitations of clinical assessment.
LO4: Review and conceptualise genealogical perspectives on a variety of mental illnesses.
LO5: Analyse and explore the politics and economics of the abnormality and mental health.

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