Alignment with learning outcomes: This assignment focuses on the following Learning Objectives: 1,3,4,6 & 7.
Relate their knowledge of personality, biological processes and human development to abnormal behaviour;
Contrast historical and current major theoretical perspectives of abnormal behaviour;
Attain insight into the way the theoretical perspective adopted by a clinician can influence the manner of
explaining how a psychological disorder develops and how it is treated;
Demonstrate familiarity with methods of assessing psychological disorders and the main systems of classifying
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of classifying abnormal behaviour;
Describe the major types of psychological disorders and the major therapeutic approaches to abnormal
Attain an advanced level of skill in critical evaluation of previous research and
psychological report writing.
Details of task: This assignment will be a Clinical Case Study Report where students will be required to write a
fabricated case study based upon one specific disorder to be chosen from:
Students will write a Clinical Report based on the details of the fabricated case study.
In class, students will be provided an opportunity to discuss diagnostic approaches (ICD10, DSM-V &
experiential judgement), the mental state examination (MSE) and the structure of the clinical case study report
with their tutor and peers.
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