Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychopathology - SP854

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury
(version 2)
Spring
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7 20 (10) PROF D Williams

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

This module investigates common forms of neurodevelopmental disorder. The goal of the module is to help students understand the behavioural manifestations of these disorders, as well as their possible psychological/cognitive, neurobiological, and/or etiological (genetic/environmental) causes. Moreover, the module will explore some characteristic approaches that clinicians take when attempting to support people with these disorders and remediate the difficulties that these people experience. Finally, students will learn to evaluate critically pieces of research on developmental psychopathology in terms of study findings, conceptual underpinnings, and/or methodological approaches

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 178
Total study hours: 200

Availability

Available to students registered for the MSc in Developmental Psychology, the MSc in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology, the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, or the MSc in Social and Applied Psychology.

Method of assessment

60% Examination and 40% Coursework.

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at http://resourcelists.kent.ac.uk/index.html

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current theories and research in the study of developmental psychopathology.
8.2 Critically evaluate theories of and research into developmental psychopathology, and demonstrating these skills in written form.
8.3 Show critical analysis skills through group discussion.
8.4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of common research methods used to study developmental psychopathology, including the research questions they can be used to answer.
8.5 Gain insight into the key challenges facing clinicians and practitioners who work in educational and clinical settings with people who have developmental disorders.
8.6 Gain insight into the key techniques employed by clinicians and practitioners who work in educational and clinical settings with people who have developmental disorders

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Appraise theories and methods used in the study of developmental psychopathology.
9.2 Work and collaborate with others in reviewing research, and communicate work to an audience via group discussion.
9.3 Solve problems through independent learning and generate ideas about directions for future research.
9.4 Communicate orally and in writing.

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