Substance abuse Unusual behaviours & Special Group - PSCY9912

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Psychiatry

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 99

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will cover the following material: alcohol and drugs; legislation in Australia; alcohol and crime; unsocial and criminal activities and alcohol; drugs and criminal behaviours; the psychiatry of substance abuse; treatment and control: drugs and alcohol; alcohol as a causal criminogenic factor; alcohol and crime: the problem in Australia; the treatment of alcohol abuse/dependence in Australia; arson; shoplifting; kidnapping, abduction and child stealing; hysteria, malingering, pseudologia fantastica, Ganser syndrome, prison psychosis and Munchausen’s syndrome; stalkers; morbid jealousy, the delusion of infidelity and de Clerambault syndrome; mental disorder and dangerous driving; pathological gambling; psychiatry, ethnicity and crime.

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