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Psychiatric Disorders (PSYT90116)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYT90116
Term 1 - Online
Term 2 - Online
Term 3 - Online
Term 4 - Online
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This subject provides a comprehensive overview of common adult psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders. It provides a basic understanding of the neurobiological and psychological aspects that underpin these disorders. The theme then extends to how students can apply this learning in the treatment of their patients.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • To learn about the presentations and manifestation of common and severe mental illness.
  • Be able to critically examine, analyse, interpret and assess the aetiological basis (both neurobiological and psychological) of each of the commonly seen psychiatric disorders.
  • To be able to apply the understanding of aetiology and phenomenology and translate it to the treatment of individual patients.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of classification and related issues in psychiatry.
  • To critically analyse the scope, indications, methodology and evidence for psychological, social and biological treatments in psychiatry.

Last updated: 19 July 2019