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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (PSYT90006)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 18.75On Campus (Parkville) and Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYT90006
Campus
Parkville
Availability
February - On Campus
February - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will provide students with the opportunity to view the evolution of human behaviour through the life cycle from a developmental perspective.

Intended learning outcomes

• Describe key developmental life stages through childhood and adolescence
• Describe key developmental psychological, social and biological factors involved in normal and abnormal development through childhood and adolescence
• Describe key developmental psychological, social and biological factors involved in the onset, progression, natural history and treatment options in specific common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders
• Analyse key continuities and discontinuities between adult and child and adolescent psychiatric practice
• Apply the bio-psycho-social approach to the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent disorders at different developmental stages
• Critically reflect on the influences of chronic illness, impairment, disability and handicap on development at an individual, interpersonal, family and social level
• Transfer theoretical readings and synthesis of the available evidence base into key ideas, and develop skills in succinct communication (orally and in professional written form) of these ideas to ones peers.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  1. Oral presentation as part of a series of related presentations and discussion that totals 10 minutes, during semester (40% of assessment)
  2. Written essay on child and adolescent psychiatry 2500 words, during semester - two weeks after oral presentation (60% of assessment)
  3. Hurdle requirement: 75% attendance of sessions (for face to face students) OR 75% completion of online modules (for online students)
  4. Hurdle requirement: Fieldwork - either: 3 RANZCP workplace based assessments (WBAs) by workplace supervisors (approx. 90min each, or more time depending on competency), OR 3 Workplace Practical Activity Log sheets (WPALs) to be taken away and then checked by the subject coordinator after submission.

Dates & times

  • February - On Campus
    Principal coordinatorAlessandra Radovini
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours12 weeks x 3.5 hour seminars
    Total time commitment250 hours
    Pre teaching start date 1 February 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with LMS and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them.
    Teaching period 8 February 2019 to 3 May 2019
    Last self-enrol date 1 February 2019
    Census date 1 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 3 May 2019
    Assessment period ends20 June 2019
  • February - Online
    Principal coordinatorMahesh Jayaram
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24
    Total time commitment250 hours
    Pre teaching start date 1 February 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period 8 February 2019 to 3 May 2019
    Last self-enrol date 1 February 2019
    Census date 1 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 3 May 2019
    Assessment period ends20 June 2019

    February contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Academic Contact: A/Prof Sandra Radovini, radovini@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

250 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Quay, H C, Werry, J S (eds) (1986) Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood, 3rd edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York
    • Rutter, M (ed) Developmental Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC, 1987
    • Rutter, M., Taylor E. (eds) (2002) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Modern Approaches, 4th edition, Blackwell Scientific, Oxford
    • Rutter M, Tumma, Lann (eds) (11988) Assessment and Diagnosis in Child Psychopathology, Guildford Press, New York
  • Subject notes

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (CAP), subject to applicants meeting the entry requirements for the course.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Students wishing to take this subject under Community Access must meet the course entry requirements to be eligible.

Last updated: 19 June 2019