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Assignment Brief

Title of Access to HE
Diploma: Access to Radiography / Paramedic Studies / Nursing
/ Midwifery

Unit title(s):

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Unit code(s):

PK1/3/LN/087

Learner:

Tutor/Assessor:

Roami

Title of
Assignment:

Critically Discuss the
Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment of Mental Illness

Assignment

Number:

1 of 1

forthis Unit

Description of Assignment: In in essay of 2000 words, answer the
questions below:

Q1 Discuss the view that a combination of different
criteria (statistical infrequency, violation of moral standards etc.) is
needed to distinguish normal from abnormal behaviour. Refer to issues relating
to culture and time. (1.1; 1.2)

Q2 Describe diagnostic
classification systems such as the DSM and ICD and assess (a) the
difficulties involved in and (b)the usefulness of diagnosing mental illness. (1.3)

Q3 Choose two
illnesses from two of the following
categories: ‘depressive,’ ‘anxiety,’ and ‘psychotic’ disorders and discuss
the similarities and differences between them (2:1)

Q4 Evaluate the
biological, psychological and social causes of the main mental illnesses.(2:2)

Q5 Describe and evaluate treatments for mental illnesses.
Refer to the practical and ethical implications of these treatments in your answer (3:1 ; 3:2)

Date set: Week beginning: 16/01/13

Date for draft submission

(if
applicable): N/A

Date for submission

20/3/13; 4pm

Extension date

(if
agreed):

Signed by Tutor/Assessor to agree
extension:

Date

submitted:

Learner declaration:

These essays represent my own unaided work, apart from guidance
notes on marking from subject tutors, and I have followed referencing
guidelines to avoid plagiarism.

Signature:
Date:

TO THE
LEARNER: Please attach this assignment
brief to any written work you are handing in for assessment, or submit the
brief as instructed. YOUR WORK CANNOT BE
ASSESSED UNLESS YOU HAVE SIGNED AND SUBMITTED THIS FORM.

AC no

Level Three

1.

1.1
Evaluate the concepts or normal and abnormal behaviour.

1.2
Evaluate the usefulness of different models of abnormal
behaviour.

1.3
Analyse the difficulties involved in diagnosing mental illness
and discuss their usefulness.

2

2.1 Assess
the similarities and distinctions of mental illness.

2.2
Assess the main explanations of the major psychopathological disorders.

3

3.1
Describe and evaluate the main approaches to the treatment of mental illness.

3.2 Describe
and evaluate practical and ethical implications of therapies and treatments.

Grade

Unit title: Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

If you have achieved all Level 3 criteria
you will receive a grade (Pass, Merit or Distinction) against the following
Grade Descriptors. (There are no
descriptors for Pass; learners achieve a Pass by meeting all ACs for the unit
at Level 3.)

Grade Descriptor

To achieve a Merit:

The Learner, learner’s work or
performance must:

To achieve a Distinction

The learner, learner’s work or
performance must:

G2 Application of Knowledge.

(a)
make use of relevant perspectives

with

(b)
depth that goes beyond the minimum
required for a pass.

and

(c)
very good levels of analysis.

(a)
make use of relevant perspectives.

with

(b)
both depth and breadth

and

(c)
excellent levels of analysis.

G4 Use of information

(a)
identifies new information from sources which are generally appropriate.

(b)
generally appraises the relevance and
value of new information accurately.

(c)
shows a very good
grasp of the meaning and significance of new information

(d)
generallycombines or synthesises
information with outcomes that are accurate and appropriate

(a)
identifies new information from sources which are consistently appropriate.

(b)
consistently appraises the relevance and value of new
information accurately.

(c)
shows a excellent grasp of the meaning and significance of new
information.

(d)
consistently combines or synthesises information with outcomes that
are accurate and appropriate

Grade Descriptor

To achieve a Merit :

The
learner, learner’s work or performance:

To achieve a Distinction :

The
learner, learner’s work or performance:

GD7: Quality

(a)
must be structured in a way that isgenerally logical and fluent;

(b)
may contain some ambiguities or limitations in the expression of
arguments or ideas;

(c)
taken as a whole, needs to demonstrate avery goodresponse to the demands of the
brief/assignment

(a)
should be structured in a way that isconsistently logical and fluent;

(b)
contains arguments and ideas which are unambiguous and cogent;

(c)
taken as a whole, needs to demonstrate an excellentresponse
to the demands of the brief/assignment

What this means for
this assignment

(Please give guidance to the learner on how they
may be considered for a Merit or a Distinction)

To achieve a merit or distinction, your assignment
must have appropriate paragraphing with a logical progression of ideas. Good referencing and ability to abide by
Harvard rules for referencing is essential.
Demonstration of the ability to express ideas in a concise and cogent
manner is essential. You need to
demonstrate a very good (Merit) or excellent (Distinction) grasp of the
subject area. Reference to key studies and the provision of appropriate
examples are required where appropriate. The more you have gone beyond class
notes in your research and the more analysis you have carried out, the more
likely it is that you will achieve one of the higher grades.

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