Adult Psychiatry I

Subject PSYT90003 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

August, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 weeks x 3.5-hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Dr Terence Chong


Academic contact:

Dr Terry Chong

Dr Kaveh Monshat

Administrative contact:

Aris Cologon

Subject Overview:

Adult psychiatric illnesses form the mainstay of clinical psychiatric practice and any clinical practitioner needs to understand these core illnesses. Hence this subject, along with Adult Psychiatry II will addres the theoretical underpinnings of the common adult psychiatric disorders, to provide the candidate with practical clinical information and to encourage an understanding of the tasks of adulthood in the life cycle.

  • Discuss the issues of adulthood as a life phase cycle.
  • Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of common psychiatric disorders of adulthood
  • Integrate this theoretical knowledge with the recognition and treatment of clinical disorders.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of many adult psychiatric disorders
  • Demonstrate skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of several common psychiatric illnesses in adults

One short-answer examination paper (3-hours), similar in style to the RANZCP - Part I, Day 1 written exam.

Prescribed Texts:

Kaplan H I, Sadock B J. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Williams and Wilkins

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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