Neurosciences of Psychiatry

Subject PSYT90058 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

May, 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: 10 weeks x 3.5 hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Ms Ros Hendy,
Subject Overview: The aim of this stream is to introduce the student to the neurosciences and their relationship to psychiatry. The student will be exposed to the diversity of this field and understand how this knowledge is integrated to understanding the individual and their illness.
Objectives: .
Assessment: Critical review of literature and class presentation (50%) and a written assessment (50%)
Prescribed Texts:

Kaplan and Sadock Synopsis of Psychiatry Section 3

Charney, DJ, Nestler, EJ and Bunnery, B (Eds) " Neurobiology of mental illness". Oxford University Press, 1999.

Eric J. Nestler, Steven E Hyman, Robert C. Malenka "Molecular Basis of Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for Clinical Neuroscience" McGraw-Hill (2001)

Gary B. Kapla, (Editor), Ronald P. Hammer Jr. Brain Circuitry and Signalling in Psychiatry: Basic Science and Clinical Implications (Progress in Psychiatry, 61) American Psychiatric Press (2002)

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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