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VCP5017

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Nga Tran

Synopsis

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

  • anxiety & obsessional disorders
  • depression
  • substance abuse
  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorders
  • other conditions (eating disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), psychogeriatrics, 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.

Objectives

For students to develop specialist mental health knowledge, and the ability to apply that knowledge in patients with these conditions. The focus will be medication-related issues and the pharmacist's role.

Assessment

Online multiple-choice quizzes; Contribution to case studies; Participation in online discussions.

Chief examiner(s)

Nga Tran