NEUROPSYCHIATRY

PSY5NPS

2015

Credit points: 5

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 and pharmacological and the physical treatment approaches taken to them. The material is analysed from the molecular to the systemic level, with specific transmitter-related diseases being analysed in detail. Topics include schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, somatic-stress disorders, basic pharmacology, and drug effects on cognition.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission to SMCNP or SDPCN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Demonstrations, presentation and self guided learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Demonstrations and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Develop knowledge of the relationship between major brain sytsems, their alteration a a consequence of pharmacological interventions and the implications of the combined effects of both phenomena to individual with major psychiatric disorder

Activities:
Self guided learning activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour seminar for 6 weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour multiple choice examination100 01, 02, 03