Psychiatric Epidemiology

Course code MEDI6190Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Provides specialist knowledge about the principles and methods of psychiatric epidemiology and the related discipline of social psychiatry. The subject consists of 11 modules.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesIt is assumed that student have core skills in epidemiology and bistatistics and are able to critically appraise psychiatric literature.
ContentThe subject consists of 11 modules:
Module 1: Introduction to social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Module 2: Epidemiology of psychiatric disorder
Module 3: Social determinants of psychiatric disorder
Module 4: Developmental influences in psychiatric disorder
Module 5: Developmental influences in psychiatric disorder
Module 6: Life events, and psychiatric disorder
Module 7: Social consequences of psychiatric disorder
Module 8: Services for people with a psychiatric condition
Module 9: Management of psychiatric disorders
Module 10: Prevention
Module 11: Evaluation of psychiatric services
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAll assignments are compulsory. 11 marked assignments (1 marked assignment per module) (500-600 words per marked assignment). Weighting: 9% per assignment (1 mark will round up your mark)
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term