The course is based on the guidelines (developed by the National Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (NDTC), Fiji), for selection and administration of drugs commonly used for treatment of mental illness and related disorders.
The course is based on the guidelines (developed by the National Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (NDTC), Fiji), for selection and administration of drugs commonly used for treatment of mental illness and related disorders. The course can find its application with clinicians who are part of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), as well as primary and secondary clinicians, doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. The main aim of the course is to present the existing information (Treatment Guidelines for Mental Illness-related Disorders) in a more user-friendly manner by breaking down the information into easy to manage modules. Moreover, in order to enhance the learning experience of the user (health worker/student/health professional), and to ensure a superior visual experience, relevant infographics and images related to disease conditions have been added where possible.
- General Principles for Prescribing Psychotropic (Psychoactive) Medication
- Psychotropic Medications: Types, Clinical Use, Dosage, Side Effects, Contraindications, and Precautions for Use
- Behavioral Emergencies: Types and Management
- Tranquillizing Psychotic Patients in Emergency
The course is based upon treatment guidelines for mental illness-related disorders, and is highly beneficial in describing the general principles for prescription of psychotropic medications, as well as management of behavioral and psychiatric emergencies.
Module - 1: General Principles for Prescribing Psychotropic Drugs
This module describes the general principles for the use of psychotropic medication. Moreover, the module highlights mental illnesses and related disorders that can be treated through the use of these drugs.
Module - 2: Medications Used in Treatment of Mental and Related Disorders
The topics that will be discussed in this module include, mood-related disorders, antidepressants, anxiety disorders and anxiolytics, psychotic disorders and antipsychotic drugs, bipolar disorders, mood-stabilizing drugs, and other associated disorders.
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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The course is based on the guidelines developed by the National Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, Fiji, for the selection and administration of drugs used for the treatment of mental illness and related disorders.
Treatment Guidelines for Mental Illness-Related Disorders
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