Psychological approaches to function, symptomatology, ability and adaption
15 ECTS credits
The course targets persons who want to work in human-oriented professions, such as social psychiatry, education, prison and probation services, and social care, in which individuals with different functional levels are likely to be encountered. Students are introduced to mental illness and variations of mental impairment from the perspectives of behaviour, function and diagnosis symptomology. The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of how to think about behaviour, functional levels and symptoms. Clinical treatment competence is not provided; only increased understanding of individual challenges and needs and knowledge of possible treatment and skills training, through workshops focusing on students acquiring skills in and experience of conducting different components in social training, symptom management and pedagogical approach. Professional conduct and emphatic understanding are treated and discussed. Possible adjustments, support and compensatory efforts based on individual needs are treated and problematised, for instance, in relation to current legislation.
Progressive specialisation: G1F (has less than 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: 22.5 ECTS credits completed for PSGA38 Psychology: Foundations 30 ECTS credits, or equivalent, and enrolment in PSGB05 Positive Psychology and Health 15 ECTS credits.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.