Abnormal Psychology

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Abnormal Psychology

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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 course will provide a contemporary view of issues associated with human mental disorders and psychopathology; it will introduce and discuss the notion of abnormality in behaviour, diagnostic practice, stigma, prognosis and treatment in human mental disorders. There will be discussion of what is known of the nature and aetiology of major mental disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, psychological and biological theories that attempt to account for these disorders, as well as their prevalence, treatment and prognosis.

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.


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