Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. |
Total Time Commitment:
Students should discuss total time commitment with their supervisor but as a guide, a student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) to complete this subject.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
A basic knowledge of pharmacology / physiology
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Trevor Norman
The research project is designed to introduce the student to an aspect of psychopharmacology relevant to the treatment and / or understanding of the neurobiological basis of a psychiatric illness
To develop laboratory skills relevant to the discipline of psychopharmacology. To apply statistical methods to the evaluation of the project and critically analyse the data.
Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology. Neuro-scientific Basis and Practical Applications, Third Edition, Cambridge University Press 2008
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Standard laboratory skills (pipette, preparation of solutions) would be required for most research projects. Specific projects may require skills such as familiarity with drug assay by HLPC, use of ELISA assays for hormones. Some projects would require a familiarity with animal handling. Specific skills related to animal behavioural tests will be taught during the course. Time management skills by planning and submitting work by the required deadlines.
To be awarded Honours with a specialisation in Psychiatry, students must successfully complete the following:
Psychopharmacology [Psychiatry (Austin and Northern Health)] |
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