Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 21 hours |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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A/Prof Michael Salzberg
Philosophical and ethical issues pervade psychiatric thinking and everyday practice, as well as mental health policy. Key questions concern:
The unit aims to provide an overview of this field, oriented particularly to the needs of psychiatrists- in-training, undertaking the training programme of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), but the content will be relevant and of interest to non-trainee and non-medical participants involved in the mental health sector. The subject title includes the word ‘history’ as, wherever possible, the content will be taught with an historical emphasis, using case studies from the history of psychiatry (as well as from the present) to complement the more philosophical teaching.
A strong theme in the course will be the many implications of neuroscience, including social neuroscience, for psychiatry, including implications for concepts of self and human identity, for psychological enhancement, for surveillance and ‘mind-reading’ and for prediction and management of socially undesired traits. An emerging issue is the potential use of digital media and technologies (the web, apps), employing social neuroscience techniques in psychiatric care, eg, programs that assess facial movement and voice features to diagnose depression. The concept of ‘neurodiversity’ will be discussed as will some attempted integrations of psychological and neurobiological ways of thinking, such as neuropsychoanalysis.
An important topic will be the ethical and effective communication of psychiatric science to patients and to the general community.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Bloch S, Green S (2009) ‘Psychiatric Ethics.’ Oxford University Press
Ghaemi, SN (2003) ‘The concepts of psychiatry’. Johns Hopkins University Press
Fulford KWM, Thronton T, Graham G (eds) (2006) ‘Oxford textbook of philosophy and psychiatry’. Oxford University Press
Broome MR, Bortolotti L (eds) (2009) ‘Psychiatry as cognitive neuroscience: philosophical perspectives’ Oxford University Press
Choudhury S, Slaby J (eds) (2012) ‘Critical neuroscience: a handbook of the social and cultural contexts of neuroscience’ Wiley-Blackwell
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On successful completion of the unit the student will have acquired the capacity to:
1. Describe basic concepts of main present-day theories of mind/brain relations
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