PSYCI - Psychiatry

Offered By:
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Below are the courses available from the PSYCI subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

PSYCI 511 - Biological Aspects of Psychiatry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

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.


PSYCI 515 - Maternal, Child and Adolescent Mental Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

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.


PSYCI 546 - Psychiatry Student Internship View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 6 WEEKS)

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


PSYCI 601 - Theory and Practice of Psychiatry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth analysis of current psychiatric practice in relation to diagnosis, choice of treatment and evaluation of clinical responses. Recent research advances will also be described. Prerequisite: Consent of Department


PSYCI 602 - Advanced Topics in Psychiatry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


PSYCI 603 - Psychiatry Tutorial, Research and Reading Course View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


PSYCI 604 - Cognitive Neuropsychiatry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-3S-0)

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.


PSYCI 688A - Graduate Seminar View Available Classes

★ 0.05 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 0-1S-0)

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.


PSYCI 688B - Graduate Seminar View Available Classes

★ 0.05 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 0-1S-0)

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.