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PSYCI511 Biological Aspects of Psychiatry Course Page

Description: Lectures and seminars on: classification, description and measurement of psychiatric disorders; sleep disorders; biochemical theories of psychiatric disorders, and discussions of how the actions of the drugs used to treat these disorders relate to these theories; practical aspects of drug treatment; biological markers; brain imaging; women's health issues; herbal products and psychiatry. Prerequisite: Permission of Department.

PSYCI515 Maternal, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Course Page

Description: Lectures and seminars on mental health from the perspective of the developing child and adolescent. As the foundations of mental health are determined by the complex interplay of genetics and the environment, issues related to maternal mental health and potential impact on the developing foetus are also examined. Prerequisite: consent of the Department.

PSYCI546 Psychiatry Student Internship Course Page

Description: Student internship in psychiatry for students registered in the MD program.

PSYCI601 Theory and Practice of Psychiatry Course Page

Description: An in-depth analysis of current psychiatric practice in relation to diagnosis, choice of treatment and evaluation of clinical responses. Emphasis will be placed on current research in selected areas of psychiatry. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

PSYCI602 Advanced Topics in Psychiatry Course Page

Description: A discussion of selected topics of current interest in psychiatry including neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of the etiology and treatment of mental disorders. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

PSYCI603 Psychiatry Tutorial, Research and Reading Course Course Page

Description: This course allows a student to study an area of psychiatry in much greater detail than usual. Format is usually a reading/tutorial in which the student carries out directed reading and meets with the tutor regularly. Term papers will be used for evaluation purposes. The course requires independent study. Students who have a particular interest in any specific area in psychiatry are encouraged to meet with Faculty members to explore the possibly of arranging a suitable topic. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

PSYCI604 Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Course Page

Description: Seminar course with lectures and reading-based class discussion on recent cognitive-affective neuroscience findings in psychiatry. All psychiatric disorders are characterised by alterations in emotions, thoughts and cognition, yet neuroscientific evidence to corroborate and refine this observation has only recently begun to be integrated into psychiatric theory and research. Readings (updated annually) and discussions will review neural manifestations of cognitive-affective disturbances across and within mental illnesses. Following introductory lecture sessions, students will review, analyze and discuss in class recent neurocognitive findings in psychiatry. The goal of this course is to promote a neurobiological understanding of cognitive-affective changes within and across mental illnesses. Prerequisites: PSYCO 375 or NEURO 210 or PSYCO 377 or consent of the Department.

PSYCI688A Graduate Seminar Course Page

Description: Graduate students in the Department of Psychiatry will be required to attend this weekly seminar series. Each student will be required to present two seminars per two-term period; one related directly to their own research, and one on another topic.

PSYCI688B Graduate Seminar Course Page

Description: Graduate students in the Department of Psychiatry will be required to attend this weekly seminar series. Each student will be required to present two seminars per two-term period; one related directly to their own research, and one on another topic.