PSY754 Clinical Health Psychology and Psychopharmacology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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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.

Course detail

Prerequisite
Enrolled in Program AR702, AR703, XP601 or UP601
Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Thompson Institute: Semester 2
Units
12.00
EFTSL
0.125
Student contribution band
Band 1
Tuition fee
Behavioural Science, Social Studies:
Census date
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Class timetable
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Course outline

PSY754 Course Outline Semester 2, 2020 (PDF 222KB)

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