Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|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.
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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.
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
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Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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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 the 2 hour examination to achieve a pass in this subject and must achieve an overall aggregate of 50%.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Usher, K., Foster, K. & Bullock, S. (2009). Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals Elsevier: Australia
Healy, D. (2009). Psychiatric drugs explained (5th ed.). Elsevier, Churchill, Livingstone
Bullock, S. & Manias, E. (2011). Fundamentals of pharmacology (6th ed.).
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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|
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Science |
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science
Master of Mental Health Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health Theory)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
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