Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 weeks x 3.5-hour seminars |
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|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.
CoordinatorDr Mahesh Jayaram
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 mannner 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.
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.
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|
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (CAP).
Master of Psychiatry |
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