|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
Available to level 3 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.
The incidence of common mental health problems and suicide in the Australian community has increased by 35% in the past decade, with many national policies and strategies being developed to address the issue. In this subject students will explore the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacist in various community mental health programs, residential care, the methadone program and the unique needs of rural, remote and indigenous communities in terms of social and emotional wellbeing.The student will also develop an understanding of the pharmacological basis of drug treatment for nervous system and mental illness conditions and discuss how they can contribute towards the patients management as part of the multidisciplinary primary health care team. Emphasis will be placed on the management of chronic and acute pain, drug abuse, drugs of addiction, anaesthetic agents, psychotic drugs and the control of Prohibited Substances, Controlled Drugs, Pharmacy and Pharmacist Only Medicines.
|Prerequisites:||All level 2 BPharm subjects|
|PP2231 and PP3252|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 23-Aug-2012|
|Coordinator:||<Person not found>|
|Lecturers:||Professor Beverley Glass, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); osce (25%); assignments (15%).|
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