11 August 2016
Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
The module introduces the most common psychological disorders, and is selective rather than exhaustive in its choice of topics. In the introductory session we consider the classification system used for mental illness, and the different approaches to study. You examine four of the most common psychological disorders: schizophrenia and other personality disorders, depression, dementia, and anxiety disorders (phobias, panic and OCD). The aim is to provide a description of the syndrome and the diagnostic criteria, an introduction to key theories of causation and treatments available. As a general framework, we compare and contrast key theories of causation: namely, social, biomedical and cognitive models, and how these have influenced approaches to treatment.
Field trip fee: £40
The University of Sussex International Summer School welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Although most of you will be currently enrolled at a university or college, we also welcome applicants who have been away from education for some years, as well as highly committed senior high school students - for some courses a good general education, an open mind and lots of enthusiasm are the main qualifications. For some other courses you will see that prerequisites are listed - applicants for these courses are expected to submit transcripts to demonstrate that they have taken, or are currently taking, the necessary precursors.
The International Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures, on a cosmopolitan campus. The large range of courses on offer allows you to get ahead with credit in core courses, or simply to experiment with something new.
Summer School courses carry 15 credits and last for four weeks. Since the standard annual load for a Sussex student is 120 credits, this means that each course is equivalent to 4 semester hours or 7.5 ECTS credits. Students can take only one course per session, as the courses are intensive. You can expect to spend 30 to 45 hours each week on your course between attending classes, labs and workshops, as well as time spent outside class preparing the readings and assignments. You can find information about the courses offered by the International Summer School through our course directory or courses by subject pages of our website.
GBP 1520: Tuition only (for one four week session).
GBP 2820: Tuition only (for both four week ISS sessions).
The University of Sussex offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in the ISS in the form of partial fee waivers to students from developing countries who have high potential for future leadership in their field of study or career.