MENTAL HEALTH PHARMACOLOGY

PHE3MHP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn how to identify mental health conditions and some core principles around working with people with such conditions. Students will also learn the general principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and gain knowledge on common drugs used to treat disease, including disorders of the central nervous system. Clinical topics such as adverse drug reactions and drug interactions will also be covered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have successfully completed: PHE1IDH or PSY1PYA; and HBS1HBA, HBS1HBB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHE3PDH

Special conditions Only students enrolled in the listed course codes permitted: HZHSSP; HZHSSB; HZHAUD; HZHCAU, HZHCSW,HZHCSB,HZHCSP,HZHCSM,HZHCSS & HZHASHA

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAbnormal psychologyRecommendedKring, A, Johnson, S, Davison, G and Neale, J 201010TH EDN, JOHN WILEY & SONS, NJ
ReadingsPharmacologyRecommendedRang, H, Dale, M, Ritter, J and Flower, R 20076TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, LONDON
ReadingsPharmacology for health professionalsRecommendedBryant, B, Knights, K, and Salerno, E 20072ND EDN, HARCOURT AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse how mental health conditions impact on how people present in clinical settings

Activities:
Workshop discussions and activities, oral presentation, examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Speaking
Communication
Teamwork

02. Analyse how mental health conditions impact on interactions in clinical settings

Activities:
Workshop discussions and activities, oral presentation, examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

03. Synthesise your understandings of people (as influenced by their mental health condition) in order to make appropriate modification to your interpersonal style and processes

Activities:
workshop discussions and activities, indivdual writing task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Speaking
Critical Thinking

04. Distinguish between the fundamental principles of pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), and explain the ways that drugs can produce therapeutic actions in the body

Activities:
Lectures and on-line quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

05. Describe the different classes of drugs used to treat various diseases and identify any associated problems with the use of these drugs

Activities:
Lectures and on-line quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 39 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"pharmacology component:"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 38
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"mental health component"

Seminar Week: 31 - 38
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"mental health component"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-online quizzes15 04, 05
one 2-hour written exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 20-min group oral presentation20 01, 02, 03
one 600-word individual writing task15 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 39 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"pharmacology component: students refer to department timetable"

WorkShop Week: 32 - 38
Seven 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"mental health component"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 38
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"mental health component:Students to refer to department's semester timetable"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 35
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
"mental health component: students to refer to departments semester timetable"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-online quizzes15 04, 05
one 2-hour written exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 20-min group oral presentation20 01, 02, 03
one 600-word individual writing task15 03