Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours of seminars over 7 weeks |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Ph: (65) 65166904
The objective of this subject is for students to develop an understanding of mental health across different stages of the lifespan, from infancy through to older adulthood, with a particular focus on older age given the ageing population in Singapore and the pressing government-identified need for more support and services for the elderly. Two seminars will cover infancy, childhood, and adolescence focusing on developmental tasks of infancy, childhood and adolescence and their relationship to common presenting mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties during this developmental period, the parent-child relationship and implications of better understanding development for engagement of children and families The remaining 5 lectures will address topics of clinical relevance to older adults. These will include life transitions, typical development and cognitive change in later life, theoretical models of ageing, models for psychological intervention with older adults and how intervention might be modified in light of maturational and contextual variables, and psychological intervention in people with dementia and their families.
To provide students with an opportunity to:
Hurdle requirement: Attendance at class is compulsory and an attendance rate of 80% or above is required for satisfactory completion of the subject.
Subject has a pass/fail outcome: to acheive a pass overall for the subject, both assessment tasks need to be passed individually.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Master of Psychology (Clinical - Singapore) |
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