Centre for Continuing Education

Mood Disorders Course Online: Medical Approaches

Psychiatry. Encouraging a healthier community.

Learn Psychiatry the smart way with Psychiatry courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Developed and delivered by the Discipline of Psychiatry at Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney, and open to all health professionals for continuing professional development.

Join this self-paced interactive online course to learn how to treat mood disorders using medications.

A key feature of mood disorders is monoamine dysregulation, which is the target of most antidepressant drugs. This course will firstly discuss the neurochemistry of mood disorders and then introduce you to a wide range of available medications for mood disorders, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, anticonvulsant drugs, lithium and second generation antipsychotics. You will also learn how to deal with treatment resistance issues as well as what procedures to follow in order to achieve the best treatment outcomes.

This course accepts enrolments throughout the year and does not have any prerequisite requirements.

Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the neurochemical basis of mood disorders.
  2. Describe, discuss and compare different medications for the treatment of mood disorders.
  3. Discuss treatment resistance issues in mood disorders.
  4. Describe and use treatment guidelines for mood disorders.

Content

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Neurochemistry of Mood Disorders.
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Other Newer Antidepressants.
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Tricyclic Antidepressants.
  • The Use of Anticonvulsant Drugs in Mood Disorders.
  • Lithium and Its Uses in Mood Disorders.
  • The Use of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Mood Disorders.
  • Approaches to Treatment Resistance in Mood Disorders.
  • Treatment Guidelines for Depression.
  • Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder.

CPD accreditation

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): 40 Category 1 points

Delivery Style

This course will be delivered in an e-learning system with the following components:

  • Pre-course test.
  • Social chat forum where you can introduce yourself to the class and organise local meet-up groups.
  • Q & A forum where you can ask questions and get feedback from the tutor and other participants.
  • Multimedia modules with audio-visual lectures and interactive quizzes.
  • Lecture notes download.
  • Lecture audios download.
  • Assessment task.
  • Certificate of Completion download.

You will have 90 days to complete the course at your own pace. It takes approximately 9 hours to complete it. Within the enrolment period, access to the e-learning system is available anytime and anywhere in the world as long as you have a reliable and high speed Internet connection.

The lecture audios were recorded in a professional studio and are of high quality. You can download them to your mobile devices and continue to listen to the course while travelling.

Technical Support and Course Advice

For technical support and specific advice about this course, please contact the course coordinator Richard He.

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge Associate Professor Seetal Dodd, Professor Malcolm Hopwood, Professor John Tiller, Dr Jon-Paul Khoo, Professor Philip Mitchell, Professor Ian Hickie, Professor Gin Malhi, Dr Sonia Kumar and Associate Professor Loyola McLean for their contributions to the development of this online course.

Features

  • Convenient online access
  • Mobile learning supported
  • High quality course audios
  • Expert academic support
  • Statement of Completion
$396 Limited inc GST
Mood Disorders Course Online: Medical Approaches

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Psychiatry”}</p><p>{block name:“Partner - Discipline of Psychiatry (CPD)”}</p><p>Join this self-paced interactive online course to learn how to treat mood disorders

...
Self paced
Approximately 9 hours | 90 maximum days to complete
2017-12-14 2017-12-14
$396 Limited inc GST

Course added to cart.

Proceed to Checkout Close this message