Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSY234 or PSY236, and PSY222 or PSY248

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit focuses on so-called abnormal behaviour. Following a general introduction to the nature of abnormality, each of the main forms of psychopathology is discussed. In each case the disorder is described, demographic features are covered, and theories of cause and maintenance are discussed. Psychological, social, and biochemical factors are included. As much as possible, empirical evidence supporting the theories is highlighted.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.