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 of each condition which will act as the focus for psychological and pharmacological intervention.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in SMCP or SMCNP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply specialised knowledge of the neural underpinning of psychopathology.
02. Demonstrate the relationship between the major psychiatric disorders and their associated neuropsychological deficits.
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination - Module 1 (90 minutes; 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

Examination - Module 2 (90 minutes; 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

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.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO3

Examination - Module 4 (90 minutes; 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO3