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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures, tutorials and seminars (Estimated total time commitment 130 hours) |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to devote approximately 9 hours per week to this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of medications used in psychiatry and to examine the role of the psychiatric nurse in psychopharmacological treatments. The subject allows students to develop clinical skills in relevant assessments and interventions for clients receiving psychiatric medication.
|Assessment:||Students must pass all three (3) components of assessment to achieve a pass in this subject.Examination 2 hours 60%Assignment 1,500 to 2,000 words 40% Completion of hurdle requirements:For on line students regular and on-line participation in 75 % of asynchronous discussionsFor on-campus students attendance of at least 75% of classes .Total 100%|
|Recommended Texts:||Galbraith, A., Bullock, S., & Manias, E. (2007) |
Fundamentals of pharmacology. (5th Ed.). South Melbourne: Addison Wesley.
Maude, P. (2006). Book of readings 514 845
Psychopharmacology. (available University Bookroom)
Therapeutics Guidelines Ltd. (2003). Therapeutic guidelines
Psychotropic (5th Ed.). Melbourne: The Author.
(available at www.tg.com.au or ph: 1800 061 or fax 03 9326 5632 or Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd. Ground fl, 260 or 23 47 Villiers Street North Melbourne 3051)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Upon completion of this subject the student should be able to:
In addition to the focus on specific psychopharmacology in mental health, this subject will assist you to develop your
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||Level: 4th Year|
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