psy5npp neuropsychiatry




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This series of seminars analyses a number of frequently occurring neurological and psychiatric diseases with respect to their pathophysiological basis, their clinical presentation, their neuropsychological signature as wellas the pharmacological and physical treatment approaches taken to them. The material will be analysed from the molecular to the systemic level and will characterise the unique features of each conditon which will act as the focus for psycholohical and pharmacological intervention.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop a strong understanding of the neural underpinning of psychopathology

Interpret neuroimaging data arisng from studies of individuals with major psychiatric disorders.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Understand the relationship between neuropsychological deficit as it pertains to the major psychiatric disorders.

Consideration of case material from assessments conducted with individuals with major psychiatric disorders.

03. Develop knowledge of the relationship between major brain sytems, their alteration as a consequence of pharmacologicl intervention and the implication of the combined effect of these to individuals with major psychiatric disorders.

Examination of the mechanisms of action of the drugs and physical treatements used to treat psychiatric disoder and consideration of their implication for the functioing of the neural circuitry.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Examination - Module 12001, 02
Examination - Module 22501, 02
Examination - Module 32503
Examination - Module 43003