Psychological Medicine applies the study of human behaviour to understanding health and well-being.
At undergraduate level, PSME 201 Human Sexuality and Health can be studied as a part of most degree programmes. An understanding of sexuality and its relationship to health and well-being is vital for students from a variety of backgrounds. It will be particularly valuable for students interested in psychology, public health, social work, education, sociology and gender studies, anthropology, law, reproductive health, and physical education.
Psychological Medicine papers are also requirements for many postgraduate medicine and health sciences programmes.
See the full list of Psychological Medicine (PSME) papers.
|Paper Code||Year||Title||Points||Teaching period|
|PSME201||2024||Human Sexuality and Health||18||Semester 1|
|PSME401||2024||Nature, Extent and Assessment of Mental Disorders||30||Semester 1|
|PSME404||2024||Addiction Assessment||30||Semester 1|
|PSME405||2024||Contemporary Approaches to Mental Health Practice||30||Semester 2|
|PSME406||2024||Research Methods: Mental Health||30||Semester 2|
|PSME407||2024||Forensic Psychiatry||30||Semester 2|
|PSME422||2024||Addiction Treatment||30||Semester 2|
|PSME424||2024||Addiction Pharmacotherapy||30||Not offered in 2024|
|PSME428||2024||Psycho-oncology||30||Not offered in 2024|
|PSME432||2024||Introduction to Perinatal Psychiatry||30||Semester 2|
|PSME433||2024||Introduction to Infant Mental Health||30||Not offered in 2024|
|PSME436||2024||Principles of Family and Systems Theory||30||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PSME437||2024||Applied Systems Theory||30||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PSME439||2024||Intellectual Disability: Theory into Practice||30||Semester 1|
|PSME449||2024||Introduction to Suicidology and Suicide Prevention||30||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PSME455||2024||Special Topic: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing I||30||Full Year|
|PSME456||2024||Special topic: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing II||30||Full Year|
|PSME580||2024||Dissertation||60||Semester 1, Semester 2, 1st Non standard period, 2nd Non standard period|
Dr Charlene Rapsey
Undergraduate Programme Coordinator
Department of Psychological Medicine
Otago Medical School
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Tel +64 3 474 0999 ext 7368
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