PSYC5520 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period Online Online
- This unit provides an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students develop knowledge of (1) typical child development; (2) the characteristics of ASD; (3) diagnostic systems and the DSM V and ICD 10 diagnostic criteria for autism; (4) interventions for ASD; and (5) current issues in research and practice for ASD.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of typical and atypical child development and begin to discriminate features of ASD from typical development; (2) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for ASD; (3) describe and evaluate the literature regarding current theoretical accounts of ASD; (4) describe current interventions for ASD and critically evaluate the evidence base for these interventions; and (5) demonstrate understanding of the history of autism diagnosis and changes in the conceptualisation of autism over time.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) active participation; (2) oral presentation; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Emma Miller and Associate Professor Murray Maybery
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis (70230)
- Contact hours
- Online delivery including 4 x 2 hour online collaborate sessions
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-H-1E_2019_ONLINE]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.