units

PGP5017

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Elizabeth Morabito

Notes

For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/courses/pg-coursework/contact.html

Synopsis

The Mental Health unit covers the aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of the following common mental health problems:

  • anxiety & obsessional disorders
  • depression
  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorders
  • other conditions ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), postpartum depression & psychosis).

The unit will focus particularly on medication management issues in patients with these conditions and the pharmacist's role in managing these patients. The unit will also give an overview of the mental health care system in Australia.

Outcomes

The unit focusses on medication-related issues and the pharmacist's role, associated in the care of patients with mental health conditions. On completion of the unit students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of mental health conditions and associated treatments.
  • Apply this knowledge to cases studies of mental health patient.
  • Critically evaluate currently available treatments (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) used in the management of patients with these mental health conditions.

Assessment

Online tasks (participation in online discussions): 50%
Written assignments (case study(s) and essay(s)): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 10-12 hours per week over the semester in study time.

Prohibitions

VCP5017