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Social Psychiatry (PSYT90119)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYT90119
Term 2 - Online
Term 3 - Online
Term 4 - Online
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This topic covers the diversity of mental health presentations that occur worldwide as well as the common themes that threads across these presentations. It will discuss in some depth the challenges of providing care in various resource constrained settings as well as care in high income country rural settings. It will also provide access to ensure there is adequate understanding of the competency of the doctors and how they can access appropriate senior supervision and peer support when required.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • develop an understanding of issues relating to transcultural psychiatry and cultural issues that impact on psychiatric presentation.
  • Have an advanced and integrated understanding of transcultural issues and its applicability in the treatment of patients.
  • develop a deep awareness of barriers to accessing mental health care globally and strategies to overcome this.
  • Have a sophisticated appreciation of human rights, stigma and discrimination faced by mentally ill patients.
  • How to access support and supervision in resource poor settings.
  • Be an engaged participant in debates regarding the legal and ethical principles in psychiatry.

Last updated: 19 July 2019