Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures |
Total Time Commitment: In addition to the subject contact hours, students are expected to devote approximately 6 hours a 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 think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Snezana Kusljic
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9401
F: +61 3 9347 4375
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.
Upon completion of this subject the student should be able to:
Students must pass all three (3) components of assessment to achieve a pass in this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Usher, K., Foster, K. & Bullock, S. (2009). Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals Elsevier: Australia
Healy, D. (2005). Psychiatric drugs explained (4th ed.). Elsevier, Churchill, Livingstone
Bullock, S., Manias, E. & Galbraith, A. (2007). Fundamentals of pharmacology (5th ed.).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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|
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health Theory) |
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
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