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Module

PSY3027 : Disorders of Development: A Psychological Perspective

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Helen St Clair-Thompson
  • Lecturer: Dr Cristina Dye, Professor Jacqueline Rodgers
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to provide an advanced understanding of the way that typical development may be disrupted by disorders of development; focusing on the origins of these disorders (e.g. genetic or non-genetic basis) and the way they can affect psychological functioning (e.g. cognition and behaviour).
This module therefore aims to:

- Enable students to understand key developmental disorders that can disrupt typical development and their impact upon psychological functioning.
- Introduce students to the main methods used in the psychological study of disorders of development.
- Improve understanding of not only atypical developmental processes but also typical pathways of development.
- Enable students to compare and contrast the psychological profiles of individuals with different disorders of development.
- Utilise a variety of teaching methods, including encouraging interaction and discussion during lectures

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will cover a broad range of topics / disorders of development throughout the module. For example studies of cognition, behaviour and psychopathology of autsim spectrum disorder and related development disorders will be a key focus of the module.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable