• Length:
    7 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None

About this course

Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older?

Clinical psychology is the study of psychological disorders and the treatments designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people suffering from them. The focus of the course will be on common psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, and the symptoms of each. We will also discuss the underlying role of stress and how it affects people mentally and physically. We will also consider more general issues and theories around personality and intelligence.

You should take this course if you want to better understand psychological disorders and how we can treat them.

What you'll learn

  • Common psychological disorders including anxiety, mood disorders and Schizophrenia
  • Treatments for psychological disorders
  • How stress affects us and how we cope
  • Theories about personality and intelligence
  • What normal ageing is

Meet your instructors

Blake McKimmie
Associate Professor
The University of Queensland
Nancy Pachana
Professor
The University of Queensland
Vanessa Cobham
Senior Lecturer
The University of Queensland

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"The training providers are well trained and have excellent knowledge of subject matter" -- Previous Learner