Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1.5 hours of lectures/seminars per week for 12 weeks. |
Total Time Commitment: 54 Hours
|Prerequisites:|| The following are prerequisite subjects: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Completion of APAC approved psychology studies to fourth-year (Honours) level.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements, Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Christina Bryant
This unit may cover topics such as: an introduction to intellectual disability including a brief description and history of this population; the impact of current principles, practices, and philosophy on service provision; the importance of a biopsychosocial approach to problem solving; the complexity of service provision to people with an intellectual disability and the udefulness of the problem-solving model of clinical decision making; management of dual disability and specific problem behaviours, and strategies of applied behaviour analysis for assessment and intervention. The introduction to psychogeriatrics may include: assessment and treatment of patients over 65 years of age who present with psychoses, affective disorders or anxiety disorders; and behavioural management of patients with dementia and other organic conditions.
|Objectives:||To provide students with an opportunity to: gain an understanding of the nature of intellectual disbaility and mental health issues in later life as well as the principles, practices and current philosophy of service provision; increase understanding of dual disability; increase knowledge in the sue of applied behaviour analysis for intervention with common problem behaviours; develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide clinical assessment and treatment services to the relevant populations; and develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate the major approaches and to select the most appropriate interventions for the given client population.|
|Assessment:||An essay of up to 2000 words. An examination, of no more than 2 hours duration, may be substituted for all or part of the written work. Satisfactory class participation is also required.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||To provide students with an opportunity to: gain an understanding of the nature of intellectual disability as well as the principles, practices and current philosophy of service provision; increase understanding of dual disability; increase knowledge in the use of applied behaviour analysis for intervention with common problem behaviours; develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide clinical assessment and treatment services to the range of relevant populations; and develop the skills necessary to critically evluate the major approaches and to select the most appropriate interventions for the given client or population.|
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