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Translational and Clinical Neuroscience - BMRI5004

Year - 2020

This unit of study introduces the principal disorders of mental health and current methods for diagnosing and understanding them. Disorders of development, mood, personality and cognitive decline will be introduced from the perspective of the clinical staging and in the context of other diagnostic criteria. The clinical staging model attempts to identify the risks of such disorders emerging and progressing in individuals when all biopsychosocial variables are considered. In this way, windows for therapeutic intervention that would prevent or delay progression from earlier to later stages of a disorder can be defined. The unit will also describe fundamental principles of clinicopathology and provides and overview of the latest technologies and techniques being utilised at the Brain and Mind Centre to identify early diagnostic biomarkers for disease.

1x 2-hr lecture/week

Extended response (30%), case study (30%), literature review (40%)

Specific reference material listed on eLearning

Additional information
This is a core unit of study.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Central Clinical School
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Mallet St
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Shantel Duffy
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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