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PSYC71-611: Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

Description

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

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC71-611
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,440.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,500.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,640.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $6,070.00

Learning objectives

1. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner. 2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of pharmacological interventions for psychological disorders. 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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • 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 dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022