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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
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.
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.
|Withdraw – Financial?||13/02/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||06/03/2021|