This unit of study will cover the aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of the following common mental health problems: anxiety and obsessional disorders, depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders amongst other conditions. This unit of study will focus particularly on medication management issues in consumers with these conditions and the pharmacist's role in managing these consumers. It will also focus on the role of the pharmacist within the broader mental health care system in Australia.
Discussion forums, assignments and readings.
On-line webinar participation (5%), online learning module activities (40%), and assignments (55%).
The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry, 12th Edition (Wiley Blackwell).