Adult Psychiatry I

Subject 554-606 (2009)

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Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 weeks x 3.5-hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Adult psychiatric illnesses form the mainstay of clinical psychiatric practice and any clinical practitioner needs to understand these core illnesses. Hence this subject, along with Adult Psychiatry II will addres the theoretical underpinnings of the common adult psychiatric disorders, to provide the candidate with practical clinical information and to encourage an understanding of the tasks of adulthood in the life cycle.

Assessment: One short-answer examination paper (3-hours), similar in style to the RANZCP - Part I, Day 1 written exam.
Prescribed Texts: Kaplan H I, Sadock B J. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Williams and Wilkins
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Psychiatry

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