Class Meets: DB 177, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30
Course Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the DSM IV to include the multi-axis diagnosis and Global Assessment of Functioning on midterm and final examinations
Sections of the Books
With Emphasis on:
Assignments and Exams
Chapters 1-3 in DSM in Action and pgs. 1-37 in DSM
Mental Disorders Due to…
Mental Retardation, Learning Disorder, Autistic Disorder, ADD, etc., Tourette’s, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, Attachment Disorders, Dementia, Catatonic Disorder
Find at least one article on each of the disorders to be discussed in class.
Substance Related Disorders
We will try to complete an overview of Substance Disorders along with the section on Schizophrenia
Mood, Anxiety, Somatoform
We will try to complete an overview of these sections
Sexual, Eating Sleeping
We will try to complete an overview of Sexual Disorders, spend some time on Eating Disorders, and an overview of Sleeping Disorders.
Term paper Due, Week 12
Impulse, Personality, Other Conditions
We will spend some time on Impulse and Adjustment Disorders, an overview of Personality Disorders and Other Conditions.
Attendance and Participation 150 points
Midterm Examination 100 points
Final Examination 100 points
Term Paper 100 points
Total Points 450 points
All assignments are to be submitted on the date assigned and in the APA format.
Late papers will not be accepted
Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory in this class. ANY absence will result in a loss of 10 points off your total score and will affect your final grade. Three times being tardy and three times leaving early will be considered as one absence.
Electronic Devices: In this class, ALL electronic devices are to be turned off prior to the beginning of each class meeting and failure to do so will result in consequences.