The Course

This course deals with basic concepts in abnormal psychology. It covers the concept of abnormal behaviour, its causes and history. Two types of mental disorders will be addressed in this course namely, anxiety disorders which include: Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Phobias, and Mood disorders which include: Major Depression, Dysthemia, Bipolar disorders. Symptoms, progression and treatment of these disorders will be addressed.

Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School:  School of Health
Department: Department of Clinical Psychology
Course title: Abnormal Psychology I
Course code: APS6415
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic year 2013-2014
Lecturer: Azad Ali Ismail
Support: Office hours by appointment only

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.