Adult Psychiatry II

Subject PSYT90004 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 weeks x 3.5-hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Ms Ros Hendy,
Subject Overview:

This unite is a continuation of Adult Psychiatry I. The inital 2 sessions will be a continuation of the curriculum for Adult Psychiatry I and include the topics of depressive disorders, mid-life and late middle-age. The remaining ten sessions will focus on psychiatry of old age and will attempt to influence the attitudes of the students with regard to ageing in a positive amnner and in particular to approach the aged in clinical practice with compassion, patience and an awareness of their needs. The old age component of the unit will address the interaction of ageing and mental health, epidemiological and demographical aspects of ageing in Australia and worldwide, the social construction of ageing, individual experiences of ageing, ageing and mental health of indigenous Australians, physical and psychological consequences of ageing, falimies and ageing, sexuality and ageing, death and dying, common cognitive and functional disorders in the elderly, physical health, pharmacology and ageing and service provision to the elderly with a mental illness.

Objectives: .
Assessment: Seminar presentation (50%) and submission of a 2,000-word written assignment related to the presentation (50%).
Prescribed Texts:

Jacoby & Oppenheimer (2002) Psychiatry in the Elderly, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition.

Henderson S. & Jorm F. (1998) Dementia in Australia, Australian Government Publishing Service.

Lishman, A. (1997) Organic Psychiatry, 3rd Edition Blackwell.

Recommended Texts:

Burns A., O'Brien J. T. and Ames D. (2005) Dementia (3rd edition), Hodder

Evans & Williams, Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, Oxford University Press

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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