Clinical Psychology of Special Groups: Intellectual Disabilities/Older Adults
This course focuses on the clinical psychology of older adults and of those with intellectual disability. The first module will offer a general introduction to mental health and ageing. It will also cover the role of the Clinical Psychologist in cognitive capacity assessment, as well as the management of behavioural disturbance associated with disorders of ageing such as dementia. The second module will offer a general introduction to disability with a particular focus on mental health in intellectual disability. It will also cover the definition, aetiology and assessment of intellectual disability, service provision and psychological interventions for individuals and their carers.
|Faculty||Faculty of Science and Information Technology|
|School||School of Psychology|
Semester 2 - 2016
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||Knowledge acquired in a course accredited by the Australian Psychological Society as an appropriate 4 year undergraduate sequence of psychology.|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for PSYC6513|