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PGP5017

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Elizabeth Morabito

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 ( 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.

Students are required to have the minimum computer systems requirements as specified by the Faculty and regular internet access.

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

Participation in Online discussions 50%
Contribution to case studies - Case 1 15 %; Case 2 20 %; Essay 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Elizabeth Morabito

Contact hours

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

PharmacyMental Health

Prohibitions

VCP5017