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PSYC71-611: Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

Description

This subject introduces the study of the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and behaviour, including the drugs commonly prescribed for the management of psychological disorders and drugs commonly used for social or recreational purposes, as well as issues of drug abuse and dependence. The subject also introduces students to the principles of pharmacotherapy, in preparation for the possibility of suitably trained psychologists having limited prescribing rights, as is currently beginning overseas.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodePSYC71-611
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,630
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,920

Learning outcomes

1. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner.
2. Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy.
3. Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language.
4. Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice.
5. Demonstrate advanced psychological knowledge for clinical psychology formulation, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology.
6. Apply advanced psychological knowledge in formulation, and culturally responsive assessment in the area of clinical psychology.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is an accredited 5th and 6th Year pathway towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into this program is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020