NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

PSY5NPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject analyses a number of frequently occurring neurological and psychiatric diseases with respect to their pathophysiological basis, their clinical presentation, their neuropsychological signature as well as 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 ofeach condition which will act as the focus for psychological 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

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply specialised knowledge of the neural underpinning of psychopathology.

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

02. Demonstrate the relationship between the major psychiatric disorders and their associated neuropsychological deficits.

Activities:
Consideration of case material from assessments conducted with individuals with major psychiatric disorders, CAT presentation.
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Examine the mechanisms of action of the drugs and physical treatments used to treat psychiatric disorder and consider their implication for the functioning of the neural circuitry.

Activities:
Apply specialised knowledge regarding the relationship between major brain systems, their alteration as a consequence of pharmacological intervention and the implication of the combined effect of these to 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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination - Module 1 (90 minutes; 1500 words)25 01, 02
Examination - Module 2 (90 minutes; 1500 words)25 01, 02
Examination - Module 3 (presentation, 10 minutes, 750 words) and CAT analysis (750 words)Each student will individually present the analysis of their own Critically Appraised Topic and present this in class (10 minutes) and submit the written CAT analysis.25 03
Examination - Module 4 (90 minutes; 1500 words)25 03