0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Psychopathology Part I and II are designed to impart students with a working knowledge of mental disorders. The units also aim to equip students with the clinical skills required to assess, formulate and diagnose clients presenting with a variety of clinical conditions. In addition, the unit will include an introduction to drug classifications; legal control of drug use; pharmacokinetics; variability in response to drugs;chemical transmission and receptors.
At the end of this unit, students should be able to:
- Conduct a psychiatric interview with a client; incorporating a mental status examination;
- Complete a thorough and accurate written evaluation of a client; and
- Be familiar with major classes of psychiatric illness.
- Understand the basic concepts of psychopharmacology with particular reference to recent advances in the fields of psychiatric medication, cognitive enhancers and neuroprotective agents, and substance abuse; and
- Effectively and appropriately contribute to case analyses regarding formulation and diagnoses and reflect upon and evaluate own and others' assessment/clinical interviewing skills
Class Participation (Hurdle)
Psychopharmacology Take Home Test (30%)
Oral Case Presentation (30%)
Psychological Report (40%)