Clinical Aspects of Psychology

Unit code: APP3037 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
APP2013 - Psychology 2A
APP2014 - Psychology 2B
HPP2001 - Developmental Psychology
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The aim of this unit is to present the key areas of clinical practice in psychology and the implications of neuropsychological and psychological disorders. This unit provides an overview of human neuropsychology and neuropsychological syndromes, brain injury and recovery of function after brain damage. It also provides an overview of the concepts of psychopathology and diagnostic classification.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Elucidate conceptual and methodological approaches to human neuropsychology and psychopathology;
  2. Appraise knowledge of clinical psychology and neuropsychology presentations for a selection of child and adult disorders;
  3. Elucidate the basic phenomenology of a selection of psychological disorders and of relevant theoretical perspectives; and
  4. Critically review and analyse information about clinical aspects of psychology.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 5%
Online Test (20 minutes)
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 40%
Psychopathology Case Study (1200 words)
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 40%
Neuropsychology Case Study (1200 words)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 15%
Online Test (60 mins)

Required reading

Abnormal psychology: An integrative approach
Barlow, DH, Durand, VM, & Hofmann, SG 2018| Stamford, CT: Cengage.
Fundamentals of human neuropsychology,
Kolb, B & Whishaw, I.Q 2015| New York: Worth Publishers/Macmillan

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