units

PGP5017

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2015 (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://monash.edu/pharm/future/contact/

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%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 10-12 hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include teacher directed learning, reading time, participation in tutorials or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prohibitions

VCP5017