Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 6 weeks x 3.5 hour seminars |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|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 Jennifer Torr
Dr Jenny Torr
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have higher rates of psychiatric illness than the general population, yet much of this psychiatric morbidity remains unrecognised, undiagnosed and untreated. Federal and state government policies mandate that people with disabilities access generic mental health services. The introduction of this selective will provide an opportunity for candidates to develop a solid approach to the assessment and care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorder. Topics covered include philosophical and legal issues, communication skills, the epidemiology, aetiology, assessment and management of psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual and development disabilities as well as mental health policy and services.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (2001) DC-LD, Diagnostic Criteria for Psychiatris Disorders for Use in Adults with Learning Disabilities / Mental Retardation, Gaskell, London.
Deb S, Matthews T, Holt G & Bouras N. (2001) Practice Guidelings for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Health Problems in Adults with Intellectual Disability, Pavilion, Brighton.
Russell O (ed) (1997) The Psychiatry of learning Disabilities, Gaskell, London.
Bouras N (ed) (1999) Psychiatric and behaviour Disorders in Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Janicki M P, Dalton A J (1998) Dementia, Ageing and Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook, Taylor and Francis, New York.
|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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