PSY754 Clinical Health Psychology and Psychopharmacology

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PSY754 Clinical Health Psychology and Psychopharmacology


The USC postgraduate psychology programs are committed to maintaining the primacy of public safety in the delivery of the program within the education and placement environments. This course provides an overview of the brain’s structure and functioning. The course then introduces the evidence base regarding the role of psychological factors in physical health and illness, the biopsychosocial assessment of chronic disease, and evidence-based interventions for prevention and management of serious or chronic illness. Current pharmacotherapy for common psychological disorders is presented. Ethical issues will be addressed as they arise. There is also a focus on neurocognitive disorders within this course. Lastly, somatic symptom and related disorders will be covered.

Other information

Enrolled in Program AR702, AR703, XP601 or UP601
Semester of offer*:
  • Thompson Institute: Semester 2
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

PSY754 Course Outline Semester 2, 2019 (PDF 206KB)

Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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