Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

POPLPRAC 702 - Primary Mental Health

15 Points

Semester 1


This course provides an overview of the recognition and primary care management of adult mental health across the spectrum. It is a clinically focused course for primary care practitioners, for example GP's, practice nurses, school counselors.

The content covers high prevalence disorders such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, alcohol/substance abuse, together with assessment tools and treatment options. Long term conditions such as bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia are also discussed, together with eating disorders and postpartum depression. Complimentary content such as perspectives on recovery, cultural approaches, resilience, and stigma are also included.

The 2-day block course focuses on practical skill development, specifically CBT techniques to help manage depression and anxiety in primary care.

Additional information

POPLPRAC 702 course outline
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