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PSY2016 : Abnormal Psychology and Psychiatry

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Darren Johnson
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide a systematic understanding of classification, clinical features, theoretical models, and methods of treatment in psychiatry and abnormal psychology.

Outline Of Syllabus

The topics covered will include descriptions of many of the major psychiatric symptoms and disorders, psychoactive and psychiatric drugs, and physical treatments of mental disorders.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00Interactive lectures
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading122:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Formal lectures including informal classroom discussions and tests present a systematic perspective on the subject with reference to alternative perspectives.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100Two essays from a choice of four questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Unseen essay examination (two questions from an open choice of four) is used to allow students to demonstrate both factual knowledge, and – by their organization of material – abstract systematic understanding of topics in an objective and rigorous manner.

FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.

The form of assessment will not vary from the original.

Reading Lists