|Delivery length / details
|10 x 2 Hour Lectures
|3 x 2 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|Essay of 3,000 words
|Essay of 3,000 words
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Identify and critically analyse the key areas of psychopathology/mental health in relation to offending;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to evaluate the context and the social issues involved in understanding mental disorder;
3. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the limitations in the identification and treatment of psychological problems;
4. Identify the key areas of research and sources of information (e.g. DSM);
5. Critically analyse and evaluate the literature in psychopathology.
Delivering an introduction to the key areas surrounding the identification and treatment of psychopathology and mental health, the module will focus on those areas of mental illness related to offending and criminal behaviour. It will also enable students to recognize the various types of psychopathology and their origins.
2. Assessment tools (e.g. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM));
3. Neurological impairment e.g. The Criminal Brain;
4. Developmental disorders;
5. Substance addiction;
6. Learning disorders e.g. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism;
7. Treatment and prevention.
|Application of Number
|Through the critical analysis of research findings students will develop an appreciation of the epidemiology of psychopathological disorders.
|Oral communication will be encouraged during interactive seminar discussions on various key aspects of the module. Written skills will be developed through coursework task. Written communication assessed only
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Seminar discussion and feedback on work will allow students to reflect on their own learning
|Searches of on-line electronic databases and journals will provide practice in IT skills.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Preparation for seminars and the assessed assignment will develop time management skills; collation of sources for assessment will nurture research skills; appreciation of complex theoretical issues will develop critical thinking skills.
|Consideration of the wide range of issues raised in relation to psychopathology will develop and enhance students' critical problem solving skills
|Research skills will be developed by accessing literature on psychopathology
|Subject Specific Skills
|This module provides students with the opportunity to identify, analyse, evaluate and practice a series of skills with respect to psychopathology.
|Small group work within seminars and lectures will foster team working.
This module is at CQFW Level 6