|Course/CS Responsible:||First degree in Psychology|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|PSIC||152||Official Curricular Structure||3||-||6||54||162|
|Marina Gomes Serra de Lemos|
1- Recognition of the characteristics of the more frequent psychological disorders in children and adolescents
2- Capacity to deal with the main issues of differential diagnoses presented by the more frequent child and adolescent psychological disorders
3- Description of the biopsychosocial factors and processes involved in the more frequent child and adolescent psychological disorders
4- General skills of psychopathology assessment, including the selection, knowledge of applications, administration, scoring, and interpretation guidelines of some assessment instruments specifically used in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and capacity of effective handling of the DSM classification and diagnostic system and manual5- Acknowledgement of the ethical issues and professional conduct related with the assessment and classification of child and adolescent psychopathology
I- INTRODUCTION 1 – Allusion to general theories of psychopathology and approaches to the study of psychopathology in children and adolescents 2- General issues of evaluation, diagnosis and classification of psychological disorders of children and adolescents 2- General issues of etiology, evolution and prognosis of psychological disorders of children and adolescents
II- EVALUATION AND DIAGNOSIS 1 - Specific age-related issues in the evaluation process 2 - Methods and instruments for assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents 3 - Classification systems and diagnostic
III MAJOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 1- Emotional disorders (mood and anxiety disorders) 2- Disruptive behavior disorders 3- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 4- Autistic spectrum disorders
Teacher lectures Video viewing and oriented exercises Autonomous study and preparation of practical activities Handling and familiarization with DSM-5 classification system Contact with and analysis of instruments of assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology Simulated practice of child and adolescent psychopathology assessment and diagnosis, based on interview and questionnaire data supplied by the teacher, and on DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Written essay of one of these exercises (evaluation component) Case discussion.
|Frequência das aulas||54,00|
Eligibility for examsTo obtain frequency will have to attend at least 75% of classes The exame aimed the content taught during the semester, will have to obtain a minimum grade of 10 on a scale from 0 to 20 (70% of the final grade) In the individual written work that involves the analysis and discussion of a clinical protocol, will have to obtain a minimum grade of 10 on a scale from 0 to 20 (30% of the final grade)
Calculation formula of final grade The final grade will be assigned on a scale of 0 to 20, defined by the sum of the note obtained in each of the evaluation components:
- Exame with a weight of 70%
- Individual written work with a weight of 30% Examinations or Special Assignments Not applicable
Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)
Working students and other students in special circumstances will be evaluated in the same way that students in a normal situation and should take the examination, and contact the teacher at the beginning of the semester.
The improvement of the final classification is only possible for the exame component (70%), once, until the time of use for floowing school year, that in which they passed and the Curricular Unit has provided exame.