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Unit of Study PSYC2002 - Understanding Psychological Diagnoses (2023)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe developmental and psychological diagnoses and how these are distinct from normal experiences and expected behaviours in a cultural context

examine psychological diagnoses from a historic, theoretical, scientific, and lived-experience perspective

collaborate to convey contemporary ideas about psychological diagnoses and approaches that improve mental health and wellbeing

discuss how psychological diagnoses are conceptualised and defined in the DSM and ICD and limitations of these classification systems, including cultural bias

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