Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures/seminars/workshops |
Total Time Commitment: Students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours lectures, research, reading, writing etc (including face to face contact) to complete this subject successfully
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||nil|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: 9810 3300
|Subject Overview:||Topics covered include: |
The underpinnings of major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar affective disorders, dementias
The DSM and ICD 10 criteria for psychiatric diagnosis that are important for reliability and validity of symptom complexes
The phenomenology of psychotic symptoms, mood symptoms and cognitive symptoms that are measured in clinical trials in psychiatry
Administering diagnostic instruments to support the diagnostic classification of the DSM and or ICD systems
The validity and reliability of rating instruments used in psychiatric clinical trials including the use of anchor points in ratings to have acceptable inter rater reliability in multicentre international clinical trials
Community and acute mental health professionals and case managers as integral component of successful outcomes for psychiatric clinical trials
Safety considerations of subjects and others in psychiatric clinical trial
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to: |
To develop and run Clinical Trials research in psychiatry
To specify, run and manage clinical research in the areas of schizophrenia, bipolar adfective disorders, depressive disorder, dementias and cognitive dysfunction studies
To run clinical trials in psychiatry that interface with neurology and geriatrics
To use objective rating scales effectively to measure primary and other outcome objectives in psychiatric research
To measure psychosocial and health economic effects of interventions in psychiatry clinical trials
To use and administer care giver scales for subjects in psychiatric clinical trials research
To effectively recruit and retain subjects taking part in psychiatric clinical trials research
|Assessment:||Two assignments totalling 4000 words (assignment one 1500 words (40 per cent), assignment two 2500 words (60 per cent))|
|Prescribed Texts:||Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry (Bloch and Singh) will be provided to all enrolled students.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Refer to MCCP website|
|Links to further information:||http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/subjects/clinical-immunisation-research|
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research |
Master of Clinical Research
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