Biological Interventions

Subject PSYT90043 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 teaching hours.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil.
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
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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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: Course content includes:
  • Biological theories of vulnerability and onset;
  • Optimal pharmacotherapy with young people;
  • Providing psychoeducation to patients and families; and
  • Integrating biological with psychosocial interventions.

Objectives: .
  • 100% : One written assignment (3000 words max).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: By the end of this subject students should be able to:
  • Delineate biological models of the aetiology of serious mental illness in young people;
  • Outline the effects and side-effects of optimal biological interventions for the onset of serious mental illness in young people;
  • Educate patients and families regarding the effects and side-effects of optimal biological interventions for the onset of serious mental illness.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences(Young People's Mental Health)

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