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Flexible deadlines

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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1 -3 hours per week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Course introduction & communication

Welcome to The University of Melbourne Massive Open Online Course in International Psychiatry. This course has been designed to provide essential background knowledge and practical skills for health professionals working with mentally unwell patients. In this first week of the course, you will learn about the importance of good communication skills. Working effectively and collaboratively with patients is the goal of every mental health professional. This can often be challenging for practitioners, especially when patients are very unwell or reluctant to seek help. Good communication skills are essential to engage patients and families, and to build therapeutic relationships with our clients. In this module we will look at skills and concepts that come in useful when interviewing patients....
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Building a Therapeutic Relationship7m
Reading5 readings
Course outline10m
Your teaching team10m
Start-of-course survey10m
The Therapeutic Relationship10m
Interview and engagement techniques20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz (worth 10% of your final grade)20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Clinical skills

Welcome to the Clinical Skills module. The focus of this week's learning will on skills and concepts that come in useful when documenting a psychiatric patient history....
Reading
2 videos (Total 43 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Case Study - Depression29m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The psychiatric patient history (optional non assessed quiz)8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Mental state examination

The Mental State Examination (MSE) is a core skill in psychiatry, and an integral part of the patient interview. This week we will look at each component of the MSE, and how to classify, interpret, and document the patient’s presentation...
Reading
4 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings
Video4 videos
The Affect in the Mental State Examination5m
The Thought Process in the Mental State Examination3m
Thought Content and the Delusion10m
Reading6 readings
Background to the Mental State Examination5m
Appearance10m
Behaviour and speech10m
Mood and Affect10m
Perceptual Disturbance20m
Assessment of Thought, Language and Communication activity20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Biopsychosocial Model

Now that you are familiar with the Mental State Examination, you will be required to write and submit your second peer reviewed assignment for this course - documenting a mental state examination. Later this week, we'll take a closer look at 'the biopsychosocial model' - a framework for integrating different aspects of the patient’s life into a wholistic understanding of their mental illness. In this module, you will learn about the model, and apply it to a clinical scenario....
Reading
2 videos (Total 16 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
The Biopsychosocial Model3m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Biopsychosocial Model (optional non assessed quiz)10m
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By JPMay 11th 2018

Very good at reinforcing the basics of a psychiatric assessment, and gives a broad understanding of issues in international psychiatry. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable and useful course

Instructors

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Greg Shields

Dr.
Department of Psychiatry
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Mahesh Jayaram

Dr
Department of Psychiatry

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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